Get ready to go global!
Our cellphones, our clothes, our food: All are everyday things we consider essential, but we seldom think of what and who is involved in making them and getting them into our hands. In Follow Your Stuff, award-winning children’s author Kevin Sylvester and business professor Michael Hlinka team up again, this time to tackle the dynamics of the global economy, examining the often-complex journey of ordinary goods from production right to our doorsteps.
Using familiar examples, easy-to-follow charts and graphs, and a fun, accessible tone, Hlinka and Sylvester introduce young readers to concepts such as relative value and fair wages and how to think critically about our purchasing decisions. Sylvester’s lively illustrations add even more kid-appeal making this sequel to the critically acclaimed Follow Your Money the perfect introduction to socio-economics and an eye-opening essential read for young people.
- Nominated, Yellow Cedar Award 2019
- Joint winner, Best Books for Kids & Teens, *starred selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre 2019
- Joint winner, 101 Great Books for Kids, Fuse 8 , School Library Journal 2019
- Joint winner, Best Bets List, Top Ten, Ontario Library Association 2020
“This book isn’t just good and isn’t just remarkably written, it’s doggone necessary for the 21st century!!”- Elizabeth Bird, Fuse 8, School Library Journal, 12/28/19
“Highly readable . . . unique . . . This slim but thoughtful book is an excellent tool to expose students to the practical and ethical sides of economics. ”- School Library Connection, 05/19
“Eye-opening and thought-provoking. ”- Redeemed Reader, 12/31/19
“Provides an ideal starting place for a project and would appeal to students highly motivated to understand the origins of common items . . . Recommended for middle school collections. ”- School Library Journal, 04/30/19
“A breezy, straightforward style and jaunty drawings throughout make it a clear and speedy read. ”- Toronto Star - Metroland Newspapers, 07/24/19
“Educational, thought-provoking and highly appealing, Follow Your Stuff is not only a must-read for young teens, but it would also be a valuable resource in a class on modern issues or consumerism. ”- CM Reviews, 12/14/18
It is eye-opening, and often startling . . . The References and Further Reading section is exceptional . . . Meant for teen consumers, but very informative for their parents and teachers as well. ”- Sal’s Fiction Addiction, 05/26/19
“Fun, clear, and accessible. ”- Youth Services Book Review, 01/20/19
“A thought-provoking breakdown of the real cost of all our cheap stuff. ”- Kirkus Reviews, *starred review, 01/15/19