This Child, Every Child

Hardcover Jacket
978-1-55453-466-1 | Feb 1, 2011 List Price:
USD $18.95, CAD $19.95

4-color • 9 x 12 • 36 pages
Grades: 3 To 7 / Ages: 8 to 12

A groundbreaking book of statistics and stories that compare the lives of children around the world today.

Every second of every day, four more children are added to the world's population of over 2.2 billion children. Some of these 2.2 billion children will be cared for and have enough to eat and a place to call home. Many others will not be so fortunate.

The bestselling author-illustrator team behind the phenomenal If the World Were a Village and If America Where a Village return with a revealing and beautifully illustrated glimpse into the lives of children around the world.

This Child, Every Child uses statistics and stories to draw kids into the world beyond their own borders and provide a window into the lives of their fellow children.

As young readers will discover, there are many similarities and many differences among the lives of children around the world. But all children have the same basic needs, no matter where they live. Excerpts from the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child complement the stories throughout the book and show what progress is being made to improve the lives of children.


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Educational Resources


Human geography
Global awareness
Cultures, Local & Global Community


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global awareness   human geography   community and neighborhoods   families   facts and statistics   world population   cultures   maps and mapping   overcoming adversity   health and medicine   education   equality   child labor   United Nations   multiculturalism   stability and change


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Reviews & Awards


“… reinforcing the universal nature of children’s needs.”
Publishers Weekly, March 2011


2012 Outstanding International Book, USBBY, Winner
2012 Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre, Winner