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edition:Hardcover
category: Children's Nonfiction
published: Oct 2017
ISBN:9781459810433
publisher: Orca Book Publishers

A Fair Deal

Shopping for Social Justice

by Kari Jones

tagged: farm & ranch life, customs, traditions, anthropology
Description

Fair trade is not about spending more money or buying more stuff. It's about helping producers in developing countries get a fair price for their goods. In A Fair Deal: Shopping for Social Justice, Kari Jones provides a history of trade, explaining what makes trade systems unfair and what we can do about it. By examining ways in which our global trade systems value some people over others, the book illustrates areas in which fair trade practices can help families all around the world and suggests ways to get involved in making the world a more equitable place.

About the Author
Kari Jones is the author of numerous books for young readers and teens, including At the Edge of the World, a young adult novel. She lives on the west coast of Canada, where she enjoys exploring the coast by kayak with her husband and son and their dog, Tintin. For more information, please visit www.karijones.ca.
Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
8 to 12
Grade:
3 to 7
Reading age:
8 to 12
Editorial Reviews

"Jones explains why shoppers should be more thoughtful about what they buy and how their consumption affects people all around the globe. Moreover, by offering practical ideas for simple changes in the grocery story aisle, along with strategies for more organized activism, she asserts that fair trade is more than just a buzz word—it is a concept that is actually achievable."

— Booklist

"A Fair Deal is another worthwhile addition to the Orca Footprints series focused on ecological literacy, and it will help youngsters become better and more thoughtful consumers. Highly Recommended."

— CM Magazine

"Jones catches the beauty of fair trade in the way it strengthens morale and human dignity for all those engaged, and she provides a grounded (and painless) introduction to world geography."

— Kirkus Reviews

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