Pocket Change

Michelle Mulder (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459809673

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Description

Until a few hundred years ago, people were embarrassed to buy bread in a store. Families took pride in making almost everything they owned. These days, many people take pride in buying as much as possible! New clothes, a speedier bicycle, the latest phone. If we've got money, someone can sell us a product that will supposedly make our lives better. But each year, humanity uses resources equivalent to nearly one and a half Earths, and we're still not meeting everyone's needs. Around the world, people are questioning consumerism, leaning toward more sustainable lifestyles and creating a whole new concept of wealth. What if you could meet all your needs while getting to know your neighbors and protecting the environment at the same time? Find out how growing a tiny cabbage can fight poverty, how a few dollars can help ten families start their own businesses and how running errands for a neighbor can help you learn to become a bike mechanic for free!

Reading Level
Lexile
NC1060L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
Y
ATOS
7.3
DRA
70
Categories
Genre
Crafts & Hobbies Social Issues
Interest Age
Ages 6-8 Ages 9-12
Grade
3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade
Subject
Language Arts
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Fiction
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