- Publisher: Annick Press (North America)
What is economic inequality and what can be done about it?
No matter how rich or poor you are, income and wealth inequality impact every aspect of your life, from where you live to the healthcare and education you receive to your chances of moving up the economic ladder. This first-of-its-kind book for young readers breaks down the economic side of inequality and answers tough questions, such as:
- Why does it seem like rich people are getting richer and poor people are getting poorer?
- Why is it harder for some people to get ahead than others?
- How did some countries become more or less equal than others?
- What can we do to make societies fairer and more equal?
- Is there anything you can do about inequality before you're old enough to vote?
With vivid, energetic illustrations by Paul Gill, graphs and charts, and tips for how to further investigate topics of special interest, More Than Money explores the causes and consequences of economic inequality—and how to fix it.
To take a peek inside the book and download a free lesson plan for grades 7+, visit Annick Press's web site.
To request a book presentation, please be in touch via the contact page.
• Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
• Canadian Children's Book Centre's Best Books for Kids & Teens selection
"An outstanding introduction to how class and inequality affect everyone."
— The Globe and Mail
"Accessible and inviting . . . A solid, thorough introduction to haves and have-nots—and why it matters."
— Kirkus Reviews
"An important tool that will help young adults understand and discuss their own financial positions, develop compassion for others, and become engaged citizens with the economic knowledge they will need in order to effectively address long-ignored systemic inequities."
— Quill & Quire, starred review
"A must read for kids to understand the roots of inequality and the financial world we all live in but rarely question closely enough."
— Kevin Sylvester, award-winning co-author of Follow Your Money and Follow Your Stuff