Better Together: Creating Community in an Uncertain World

Better Together: Creating Community in an Uncertain World

by Nikki Tate


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Better Together explores how people gather in groups of all kinds to fulfill the basic human need for companionship. From the smallest units of parents, siblings and friends to global organizations that try to build on a foundation of common human experience to meet their goals, people working together are a powerful force for change. Too often, we look at someone and see all the ways we are different. People all around the world come together to build things, teach and entertain each other, and provide everything from better health care to good food to security and education. Better Together examines the many ways we are the same, no matter where we live.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781459813007
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Publication date: 04/03/2018
Series: Orca Footprints Series , #13
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 843,662
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Nikki Tate is the author of more than 30 books, most of which are for children and teens. Her Footprints title, Deep Roots: How Trees Sustain Our Planet, received several award nominations and was named by the New York Public Library as one of 2016’s Best 100 Books for Kids. She lives in Canmore, Alberta.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Chapter 1 The First Community

Welcome to the World 8

The Essentials 8

So Many Kinds of Families 9

I Choose You! 10

Best Friends Forever 10

First Friends 11

Time for School 11

It's the Law! 12

Chapter 2 In The 'Hood

Meet Your Neighbors 14

Lifestyle Communities 14

Online Communities 16

Working Together 18

Choose Your Friends Carefully 20

Places We Don't Want to Be 20

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow 22

Let's Create a Village! 24

Chapter 3 Go big!

Religion 26

Racial and Ethnic Identities 28

LGBTQ Community 30

When Tensions Rise Between Groups 32

I Love My Country 33

Who's In and Who's Out? 34

Chapter 4 Around The Globe

United Nations: Bringing the World Together 36

International Committee of the Red Cross 38

Global Collaboration 39

Do You Understand Me? 39

Finding a Common Cause 40

Long-Distance Partnerships 40

Beyond Ourselves 42

Conclusion 43

Resources 44

Acknowledgments 45

Glossary 46

Index 47

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