Globalization: Why We Care about Faraway Events

Carla Mooney (Author) Samuel Carbaugh (Illustrator)

Product Details

Nomad Press (VT)
Publish Date
May 01, 2018
7.9 X 0.3 X 9.9 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author

Carla Mooney has written more than 70 books for children and young adults. She is the author of several books for Nomad Press, including Terrorism: Violence, Intimidation, and Solutions for Peace; Evolution: How Life Adapts to a Changing Environment; The Holocaust: Racism and Genocide in World War II; and Comparative Religion: Investigate the World through Religious Tradition. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Sam Carbaugh has illustrated several books for Nomad Press, including Forensics: Uncover the Science and Technology of Crime Scene Investigation and Shakespeare: Investigate the Bard's Influence on Today's World. He wrote and illustrated Comics: Investigate the History and Technology of American Cartooning. Sam lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


Praise for other titles by Carla Mooney

The Holocaust

Booklist: This informative history of the persecution of the Jewish population during WWII begins by covering anti- Semitism from its beginnings through the Holocaust. . . Readers will gain an understanding of why they must ensure that genocide on any scale never happens again. This is a good overview of the topic for middle-grade history classrooms.

The U.S. Constitution

School Library Journal: VERDICT A handy and useful resource for upper elementary and middle school classrooms with an interest in government and politics.

- David Dollar, Senior Fellow, China Center, Brookings Institution

"A lively and entertaining look at modern globalization, this book covers both the pros and the cons of integration. It provides solid background for examining contemporary issues of migration, trade, investment, and information flows. It's a fun resource for classes studying the global economy and its spillover effects on livelihoods, politics, and culture. "

- Dany Bahar, International Economist at the Brookings Institution

"This is a great book for those who want to better understand how does globalization works. It provides insightful examples of most of the elements that make up the global economy, and is very honest about the tradeoffs that come along with globalization. For all future businesspeople and economists out there, this is a must read!"
School Library Connection

"Colorful cartoons, photos, and an eye-catching layout make this book an appealing resource for readers. The book also contains numerous activities to engage students in learning as they read. The book has taken a complex subject and introduced it in a way that younger readers can understand. Recommended
Skipping Stones 2019 Honor Award - Teaching Resources
Skipping Stones 2019 Book Award - Teaching Resource

"Globalization is a word that changes everything for curious young minds. 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. . ."