Global Citizenship: Engage in the Politics of a Changing World
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About the Author
Julie Knutson is an author and educator with a wide-ranging background in history and the social sciences. She holds an undergraduate degree in cultural studies from NYU, a master's degree in political sociology from The London School of Economics, and additional post-graduate degrees in education and art history from Rice University in Houston, Texas. She is the author of a series of six books on agricultural "microproducers" titled Nature's Makers (Cherry Lake, 2019). Julie is an active member of the National Council for the Social Studies and a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
Traci Van Wagoner holds degrees in illustration from Utah State University and in toy design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. A longtime member of SCBWI, Van Wagoner has illustrated many children's books, and her work appears in magazines, newsletters, and on toys and games. When not painting, she is designing and developing games with her husband at Imagine That! Design. Her motto is live, laugh, and learn.
Praise for other books in the series: Terrorism: Violence, Intimidation, and Solutions for Peace
"Terrorism: Violence, Intimidation, and Solutions for Peace, a volume in the Inquire & Investigate series, objectively introduces students to the complex and global phenomenon of terrorism. The book examines the history of terrorism and discusses how it currently affects the world, using global and domestic examples . . . This is a good overview of an incredibly intricate and evolving topic, useful for middle-grade and high school history classrooms."
Globalization: Why We Care About Faraway Events
School Library Connection
"Colorful cartoons, photos, and an eye-catching layout make [Globalization: Why We Care About Faraway Events] an appealing resource for readers. The book also contains numerous activities to engage students in learning as they read. Each chapter features a variety of additional features including "Vocab Lab," "Key Questions," "True News" highlights, QR codes linked to primary sources, and suggested ideas for further investigations. A glossary and list of websites for each chapter are listed in the back. The QR codes are reliable, although some link to articles with a target audience higher than the book itself. The book has taken a complex subject and introduced it in a way that younger readers can understand. Recommended"
Skipping Stones 2019 Honors Award For middle grades. Globalization is a word that changes everything for curious young minds. The book Globalization: Why We Care about Faraway Events breaks down the complicated meaning of this word. Simple comics and one-liners explain the way technology drives this phenomenon and how this all affects global economies, society, and governments. This book is perfect for a classroom or an individual student. It provides both realistic and cartoon examples of complex issues like trade and the economy. Relatable characters struggle with classroom problems like whether to trade Asian pears for African cookies, and how the world places monetary value on these items for trading purposes. Does this sound complicated? It should because it is. If you want to know more, join our characters as they learn about globalization right at home. Reading this book at home or in your classroom is perfect! You will have so many examples of items from across the globe. Maybe, you will realize that globalization is something you already know about. Whether you learned in a classroom, a grocery store, or on social media. Discover the world changing phenomenon of Globalization within the pages of Globalization: Why We Care about Faraway Events
Praise for other books in the series: Immigration Nation: The American Identity in the Twenty-First Century Booklist
"Immigration Nation?looks at procedures and varied views on U.S. immigration today, as well as personal stories and statistics showing changes over time..?. . .Well organized information and practical help for students researching significant social issues."