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Orca Footprints 16
Ours to Share
Coexisting in a Crowded World
By (author): Kari Jones
9781459816343 Hardcover, Paper over boards, Printed dust jacket English 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
$19.95 CAD
Active 8 x 9.5 x 0.38 in | 440 gr 48 pages full color images FSC certified – mixed sources C013314 Orca Book Publishers
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.

Kari Jones is the author of several well-received books for kids and teens, including A Fair Deal, in the Orca Footprints series. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia, where she teaches English and creative writing at Camosun College.

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.” - Booklist

“Topics are well-explained and clearly tied to the central topic of overpopulation, making for a fascinating and educational read...While this book is aimed at middle-grade readers, it would make a great introduction to the topic of overpopulation for readers of all ages even adults. Ours to Share is a well-written and timely book, making it an excellent addition to the Orca Footprints Series.” - Resource Links

“Continues the mission to enhance awareness of global issues that youngsters can embrace at the local level, helping to make a difference for their futures. Highly Recommended.” - CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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