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If the World Were a Village by David J.  Smith
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Apr 19, 09

bookshelves: picture-books
Read in April, 2009

The most interesting page demonstrated our unequal distribution. It said that there is enough food to feed the entire village, but only 30 people have enough to eat all of the time (most "Westerners", I presume), while 20 people are completely malnourished, and the rest don't really have the resources to sustain themselves and are hungry some or all of the time. Wow! When you think of a village of 100 people, this seems completely ridiculous and unacceptable, but this is supposedly the actual proportions in the world...

It's still WRONG. I'd like to see a simple picture book that actually helps us all know what exactly to do about this.... Can't the answer be simplified, too?


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