Bangladesh; Brazil; Ghana; China
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With the study of economically developing countries now firmly entrenched in the National Curriculum at KS3 and KS4, these books are very welcome additions to any library. The concepts discussed and the language used make them most suitable for the more able students in Year 9 and above.
The two by Steve Brace engaged me most on a personal level. He is the Education Officer for ActionAid and has used the charity's own experiences of these countries in his writing, particularly in the various case studies of development work in action. It is through considering and comparing the day-to-day lives of ordinary people like ourselves that we come to realise the true horror of the inequities of our world.
All of the books are well presented with carefully chosen colour photographs, and clear maps, graphs and diagrams plus a useful address list for further information.