Can you change the world with
frank, teen-friendly manifesto reveals what you're really
when you spend your money on a burger, a cheap t-shirt, or a cell
phone--and points the way to better choices, both for people and the
Start seeing the world for real, and discover how you can make a
You've got buying power--now let's see you change the world for good!
savvy guide encourages teens to be knowledgeable and media-literate
consumers. . . . Rockliff's frank discussions should have conscientious
readers reconsidering their economic actions."
"A clearly written guide for
readers who want to translate social and environmental awareness into
"This is a
must have book for
all school and public libraries."
—Library Media Connection
considerable energy and a whole lot of righteous fury to stick a finger
into the eye of avarice—and explains how you can, too."
"This informative and fun guide
encourages youth to become proactive in learning about the consequences
of their everyday purchases . . . highly recommended."
GET REAL: WHAT KIND OF WORLD ARE YOU BUYING?
by Mara Rockliff
Running Press Teens, 2010
Buy online from Better World Books - support
literacy and libraries!
Buy online from Aaron's Books, a great
bookstore in Lititz, PA
Order from an independent bookstore near you
photoColor handouts you can download and print out:
Clean Clothes? What to Ask (how to make sure what you buy does not come from a sweatshop)Green Warriors vs. Greenwashers--What to Ask (how to tell if a product is really "green")
The Price Is Wrong
Why it matters where your money goes.
THING That Ate the World
Stop it before it consumes us all!
Think you're hip to advertising? Think again . . .
I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt
What they never tell you at the mall.
Between the Buns
Fast food--more disgusting than you ever dreamed.
Your cell phone's secret life.
So Long, Frankenfoods
To organic . . . and beyond!
Bust out of that big box.
Wake up and smell the fair trade cocoa.
Try on these designer greens.
Warriors vs. Greenwashers
How to tell the heroes from the zeros.
Change starts now.