Young Adult Resources -- Globalization

Globalization Sources for Young Adults


How Soccer Explains the World : An Unlikely Theory of Globalization
by Franklin Foer
HarperCollins (July 1, 2004)
ISBN: 0066212340
for older YA's, maybe a bit controversial, but entertaining and thought provoking nonetheless.

Rethinking Globalization: Teaching for Justice in an Unjust World
by Bill Bigelow (Editor), Bob Peterson (Editor)
Publisher: Rethinking Schools Ltd (March, 2002)
ISBN: 0942961285
Curriculum planning for teachers.

Reading, Writing, and Rising Up: Teaching About Social Justice and the Power of the Written Word
by Linda Christensen
Publisher: Rethinking Schools Ltd (October 1, 2000)
ISBN: 0942961250
Curriculum planning for teachers.

Hands Around the World: 365 Creative Ways to Encourage Cultural Awareness and Global Respect (Williamson Kids Can! Series)
by Susan Milord
Publisher: Williamson Publishing Company (VT) (August 1, 1992)
ISBN: 0913589659
Good for younger kids, 9-12, and teachers.

Globalization: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by Manfred B. Steger
Publisher: Oxford University Press (May 1, 2003)
ISBN: 019280359X
Good introduction for older YA's.

Globalization : Culture and Education in the New Millennium
by Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco (Editor), Desiree B. Qin-Hilliard (Editor)
Publisher: University of California Press (April 1, 2004)
ISBN: 0520241258
For educators and older teens.

Fences and Windows: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Globalization Debate
by Naomi Klein, Debra Ann Levy
Publisher: Picador USA; 1st Picado edition (October 4, 2002)
ISBN: 0312307993
This is another excellent opinion book written for adults, but appropriate for older teens.

Hey, Kidz! Buy This Book: A Radical Primer on Corporate and Governmental Propaganda and Artistic Activism for Short People
by Anne Elizabeth Moore, Megan Kelso
Publisher: Soft Skull Press (August 1, 2004)
ISBN: 1932360352
This is a really great book! It speaks on kids' level without being condescending. Most appropriate for ages 9-14.

Steal This Book
by Abbie Hoffman
Publisher: Four Walls Eight Windows (January, 2002)
ISBN: 156858217X
Another slightly controversial choice, and perhaps slightly dated, but a valuable perspective nonetheless. I read this when I was about thirteen, and it changed my life.

Stand Up, Speak Out
by Selda Altun, Jabran Ali, Tom Burke, Julien Olivier, Peace Child International
Publisher: Two-Can Publishers (December 1, 2001)
ISBN: 1587285401
Deals with global perspectives on children's rights. Great for ages 9-12. Lots of great illustrations.

Kids at Work : Lewis Hine and the Crusade Against Child Labor
by Russell Freedman
Publisher: Clarion Books; Reprint edition (March 23, 1998)
ISBN: 0395797268
Wonderful pictorial essay on child labor for any age.

Take Action! A Guide to Active Citizenship
by Marc Kielburger, Craig Kielburger
Publisher: Wiley (August 9, 2002)
ISBN: 0471271322
Focus on social responsibility, appropriate for ages 9-14.

Globalize It!
by Brendan January
Publisher: 21st Century Books (September 3, 2003)
ISBN: 0761324178
A great introduction to globalization for kids, appropriate for ages 10-15.

Hear My Voice: A Multicultural Anthology of Literature from the United States
by Laurie King
Publisher: Pearson Learning (July 1, 1993)
ISBN: 0201818396
Literature addressing issues of multiculturalism for young adults.

Freedom of Movement (What Do We Mean By Human Rights)
by Catherine Bradley
Publisher: Franklin Watts; 1st American ed edition (March 1, 1998)
ISBN: 053114447X
A nicely illustrated book dealing with human rights, good for ages 9-13.

Listen to Us: The World's Working Children
by Jane Springer
Publisher: Groundwood Books (December 1, 1997)
ISBN: 0888993072
This is a wonderful and honest book that includes accounts from working children all over the world. Good for ages 9-14.

The Children of NAFTA : Labor Wars on the U.S./Mexico Border
by David Bacon
Publisher: University of California Press (February 23, 2004)
ISBN: 0520237781
This is an adult book, but would be readable for older teens.

Is There No Other Way?: The Search for a Nonviolent Future
by Michael Nagler
Publisher: Berkeley Hills Books; 1st edition (February 15, 2001)
ISBN: 1893163164
Essays on nonviolence, good for older teens.

Hard Line : Life and Death on the U.S.-Mexico Border
by Ken Ellingwood
Publisher: Pantheon (June 1, 2004)
ISBN: 0375422439
Also good for older teens.

George Soros on Globalization
by George Soros
Publisher: PublicAffairs; 1st edition (March 1, 2002)
ISBN: 1586481258
This is not really a YA book, but I couldnt' resist adding it.

Globalize Liberation : How to Uproot the System and Build a Better World
by David Solnit (Editor)
Publisher: City Lights Publishers (June 15, 2004)
ISBN: 0872864200
Another social activism book for adults, but appropriate for older teens.

by Jeannie Baker
Publisher: Greenwillow (April 26, 1991)
ISBN: 0688089186
For younger kids, but it has wonderful pictures and a great message.