Ours to Share
Co-Existing in a Crowded World
Hardcover, Printed dust jacket
Juvenile: Age (years) from 9 - 12, Grade (CAN) from 4 - 7, Grade (US) from 4 - 7, Reading age from 9 - 12
JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / General
Oct 08, 2019
8 x 9.5 x 0.38 in
full color images
FSC certified – mixed sources C013314
Orca Book Publishers
- Author Bio
Whose world is this? And how are we going to share it?
There are almost eight billion people alive today. Having that many people in the world puts pressure on both social and natural resources, and we have to ask ourselves difficult questions like, What is our fair share? And how do we share more equitably? Ours to Share starts by giving an overview of human population growth, from the time when there were only a few hundred thousand people until now. The book goes on to examine some of the inequities that happen between people when natural and social resources are stressed and provides examples of people who have found innovative ways to share more equitably with their neighbors. The book also examines the impact our expanding population has had on other species. Finally, the book offers suggestions for actions kids can take to better the world from their own home, school and community.
Key Selling Points
Ours to Share examines the complex problem of resource sharing in an overcrowded world and suggests ways kids can bring more balance into the world. It also provides examples of actions young people are taking around the world.
Themes discussed include overpopulation, resource sharing and activism.
Kari Jones’s previous Orca Footprints title about fair trade (A Fair Deal) has been well reviewed and nominated for several awards, including the Red Cedar Book Award.
The book asks how we, as the dominant species, deal with the environmental damage that we are responsible for causing.
Marketing and Promo Plans
Print and online advertising campaigns
Promotion at national and regional school, library and trade conferences
Extensive ARC distribution
Blog and social media promotion
Planned appearance at local writers festival
“A strongly felt and convincingly argued case for more attention to fairness in the allocation of resources.”
- Kirkus Reviews
“The informative text is very readable and, with many color photos and other design elements, the book looks inviting. A forward-looking guide to sharing the planet.”