GET REAL: What Kind of World are YOU Buying? is a buy-better manifesto for kids 10+ that takes on issues like the truth about advertising to kids, the nasty side of yummy fast food and cheap t-shirts, what "green" really means, how cutting-edge tech might save our butts, and more. Mara Rockliff's voice is frank, vivid and 100% BS-free, and the book is chock full of interesting sidebars, quizzes, and cool graphics.
I truly believe that it is a book that will change readers, long-term. Heck, it already made me stop drinking bottled water -- and that was just the intro! I would recommend it for the young activist in your life, and for classroom and library use.
GET REAL will leave young readers fired up and ready to make a difference with their dollars—and their lives.
"This savvy guide encourages teens to be knowledgeable and media-literate consumers...Rockliff's frank discussions should have conscientious readers reconsidering their economic actions, while expanding their green vocabulary." -- Publishers Weekly
About the Author: When she’s not spreading dangerous ideas, Mara Rockliff can be spotted loading up on books at her town library, biking to a nearby farm for fresh ingredients for homemade ice cream, or fixing yet another mug of fair trade tea. In real life, she lives in eastern Pennsylvania with her family.