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Get Real: What Kind of World Are You Buying?

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In a one-hundred-percent frank voice Mara Rockliff has written a buy-better manifesto that takes on issues like advertising to kids, the tasty side of yummy fast food, the dark side of cheap T-shirts, what green really means, how cutting-edge technology might save our butts, and more

Consumerism is full of smoke and mirrors and Rockliff clears the way to enable the reader to make smart choices, and the design of this book will play into that unveiling. Let's face it--global issues of the environment and consumer spending are not going away any time soon. And it's time kids become empowered--their vote counts for both issues With fascinating facts, examples, and an act-now attitude, Rockliff gives them the tools to change the world for good with their superpower: buying power.

Synopsis:

“Can we really change the world with our wallets? We already do.”

Synopsis:

In this frank, teen-friendly manifesto, Rockliff reveals what today's youth are really buying when they spend their money on a cell phone, a cheap t-shirt, or fast food--and shows the way to better choices, both for people and the planet.

Synopsis:

“Can we really change the world with our wallets? We already do.”

Synopsis:

Can you change the world with your wallet?

You already do.

In this frank, teen-friendly manifesto, Mara Rockliff reveals what you’re really buying when you spend your money on a cell phone, a cheap t-shirt, or fast food—and shows the way to better choices, both for people and the planet.

Start seeing the world for real, and discover how you can make a difference. You’ve got buying power—now let’s see you change the world for good!

 
GET REAL has been selected as an Honor Book in the Nonfiction category for the 2011 Green Earth Book Award.

About the Author

When she’s not spreading dangerous ideas, Mara Rockliff can be spotted loading up on books at her town library, biking to a nearby farm for fresh ingredients for homemade ice cream, or fixing yet another mug of fair trade tea. In real life, she lives in eastern Pennsylvania with her family.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780762437450
Author:
Rockliff, Mara
Publisher:
Running Press Kids
Subject:
Science & Nature - Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Health & Daily Living - Daily Activities
Subject:
Social Issues - Values & Virtues
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Consumer education
Subject:
Consumption (economics)
Subject:
Children s-Money
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
- Up
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
8.5 x 6.5 in 9.5 oz
Age Level:
from 10

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Product details 112 pages Running Press Kids - English 9780762437450 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
“Can we really change the world with our wallets? We already do.”
"Synopsis" by , In this frank, teen-friendly manifesto, Rockliff reveals what today's youth are really buying when they spend their money on a cell phone, a cheap t-shirt, or fast food--and shows the way to better choices, both for people and the planet.
"Synopsis" by ,
“Can we really change the world with our wallets? We already do.”
"Synopsis" by ,
Can you change the world with your wallet?

You already do.

In this frank, teen-friendly manifesto, Mara Rockliff reveals what you’re really buying when you spend your money on a cell phone, a cheap t-shirt, or fast food—and shows the way to better choices, both for people and the planet.

Start seeing the world for real, and discover how you can make a difference. You’ve got buying power—now let’s see you change the world for good!

 
GET REAL has been selected as an Honor Book in the Nonfiction category for the 2011 Green Earth Book Award.

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