In this basic introduction to money, readers learn about various economic models throughout history with compelling illustrations and probing questions that explore the real world circumstances surrounding spending, selling, and saving.
Big Money aims to explain economic principles in a way that combines the weird and the meaningful, like Planet Money for kids. Organized in seven chapters, each posing a general question and answering it through real-world examples, this book explores the consequences of our everyday economic choices by connecting the dots between young consumers and the larger economic and social systems around them.
About the Author
Rebecca Donnelly was born in England and has lived in California, Florida, and New Mexico. She has an MA in Humanities and a Master’s in Library and Information Science. She is the author of many best-loved books for children, including Cats Are a Liquid (nominated for the Mewbery Award), How Slippery Is a Banana Peel?, and Super Spaghetti. Her debut middle-grade novel, How to Stage a Catastrophe, was an Indies Introduce/Kids’ Indie Next pick. Rebecca lives in and writes from northern New York.