POTATOES ON ROOFTOPS is an official selection of the United Nations' SDG Book Club, which encourages children to interact with the principles of Global Goals for Sustainable Development:
Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
As more people make cities their homes, it is very important to focus on making cities safe, inclusive, and sustainable. Are there sidewalks in your city? Are there enough jobs and homes for everyone? Is it safe for your family to walk at night? Is the air in your city clean? Are the parks taken care of?
These are just some of the questions that SDG 11 tries to address. Since more than half of humanity is living in cities, it is essential to focus on improving conditions in cities in order to make them safe and welcoming for people around the world.
Our new reading list covers many of these topics and we hope the stories will inspire you to think about ways that you can help improve the community that you live in.
You can find more information about Goal 11 and other book selections on the SDG Book Club web site.