If America Were a Village: Using the same successful metaphor of the international bestseller If the World Were a Village, the book shrinks down America to a village of 100. The metaphor helps children easily understand American ethnic origins, religions, family profiles, occupations, wealth, belongings and more. Shelagh Armstrong's expansive illustrations imagine America as a classic, vibrant small town.
"about a group of families in Ghana who each saved a little money, and used the sum as a small loan that each family got to take turns using in order to make money. One small boy had an idea to buy a hen and to sell the eggs.... his idea was successful- more so than he bargained for."
This bestseller is newly revised with updated statistics, new activities and completely new material on food security, energy and health. By shrinking the planet down to a village of just 100 people, children will discover how to grow up global and establish their own place in the world village.