Book Review: If the World Were a Village

Book Review: If the World Were a Village

If the World were a Village

I bought this outstanding book for my niece’s birthday tomorrow. It is a picture book that takes the statistics of the world’s people and extrapolates them into understandable numbers. So if the world were a hundred person village, what are the ages of the people in the village? What are their religions, who has fresh water, who goes to school, how is the distribution of wealth?

You see how population is growing rampantly and the older are living much longer. You see the inequity, and how so many have so little. But in a village context of 100 people, we would naturally correct some of these things, because we’d be living with those people and know them. I encourage you to buy this thought provoking, eye-opining book for any young person that will be inheriting our village!

I give this 2nd edition (with 2011 numbers) five stars. These other CitizenKid books shown on the back cover look like they might be good as well. This is the kind of education kids are going to be needing...

If the World were a Village

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