Follow Your Stuff: Who Makes It, Where Does It Come From, How Does It Get to You?

Follow Your Stuff: Who Makes It, Where Does It Come From, How Does It Get to You?

by Kevin Sylvester, Michael Hlinka

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Overview

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 complex 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 big helping of humor, 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.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781773212531
Publisher: Annick Press, Limited
Publication date: 04/09/2019
Pages: 100
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: 920L (what's this?)
Age Range: 11 - 12 Years

About the Author

Kevin Sylvester is an award-winning children’s book author, illustrator, and a former sports broadcaster on CBC radio. His books for Annick include Basketballogy, Baseballogy, and Follow Your Money. He lives with his family in Toronto, Ontario.

Michael Hlinka teaches college and university courses in Toronto and provides business commentary for CBC Radio.

Table of Contents

Follow Your Stuff | Table of Contents

Getting Ready to Go Global! 4

Good Global Question(s) 6

T-shirt? More Like A-to-Z-shirt! 10

A (Cot)ton of Fun 12

Creating Cloth 14

Stitching It Together 16

The Globals Get Their Cut 18

On the Road 20

Closing the Deal 22

Pause for the People 24

In Conclusion and In Your Shirt 26

Puffers and Meds 28

Take a Deep Breath 30

Getting the Raw Materials 32

Making the Medicine 34

Testing and Testing and . . . 36

. . . and Testing and Testing and . . . 38

Big Busine$$ 40

Setting the Price You Pay 42

In Conclusion and In Your Lungs 44

This Very Book 46

Sign on the Dotted Line! 48

Get to Work! 50

Rewriting and Rewriting and Rewriting and . . . 52

Putting It on Paper 54

The Book 56

Growing Global 58

The Bookstore 60

In Conclusion: Between the Covers 62

High Tech 64

Chips Off the Old Block 66

ZAP! 68

Hard Work and Hardware 70

Hard Work and Software 72

Phone Sweet Phone 74

Making the Call 76

In Conclusion: Adding It Up on Your

Calculator App! 78

See the Big Picture? 80

The Picture Is Smudgy 82

Interesting Questions One and Two 84

In Conclusion? Maybe? 86

The Concluding Conclusion—Part One 88

The Concluding Conclusion—Part Two 90

References and Further Reading 92

Index 94

About the Authors 96

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