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Me and the World

An Infographic Exploration
By Mireia Trius ; Illustrated by Joana Casals
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A Smithsonian Magazine Best Children's Book of 2020  Me and the World is a colorful, eye-popping universe of infographics about global communities. This content-rich book teaches about other kids and cultures ar...
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A Smithsonian Magazine Best Children's Book of 2020 

Me and the World is a colorful, eye-popping universe of infographics about global communities.

This content-rich book teaches about other kids and cultures around the world, all while stepping back and really seeing the big picture.

Me and the World is the perfect introduction for a generation entering an increasingly digitized, data-driven world.

• Packed with dynamic illustrated spreads about customs of other countries
• Invites readers to see themselves in its pages through a data lens
• Guided by a relatable, school-aged narrator

Me and the World pairs visual literacy with data literacy, using colorful illustrations and infographics to present information in a way young readers will not only understand, but enjoy.

Equal parts educational and entertaining, this makes a great pick for parents and grandparents, as well as librarians, science teachers, and educators.

• Perfect for reluctant readers, especially those who would otherwise gravitate toward numbers-based pursuits like math and science, rather than than reading
• The graphs, infographics, and maps are the perfect resource for educators looking for engaging content for children to understand data.
• Ideal for children ages 8 to 12 years old
• Add it to the shelf with books like The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth: Understanding Our World and Its Ecosystems by Rachel Ignotofsky, The History Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained by DK, and The Science Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained by DK.

Format: Hardcover
Pages: 68
Size: 9 x 11
Age Range: 8-12 years
Publication Date: 11/03/2020
ISBN: 9781452178875

Mireia Trius is the publisher of Zahori Books. She lives in Barcelona, Spain.

Joana Casals is an illustrator and a graphic designer. She graduated in Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona and since then has been working as a graphic designer for publishers and communication agencies.

"[Me and the World] contains colorful, ­varied infographics that discuss topics such as common names, breakfast foods, sports, and religions. The information is presented in various forms, including color-coded and labeled maps, graphs, percentages, and labeled and captioned illustrations. There are many opportunities to compare life around the world.. . . [T]he infographics themselves are interesting to study and contemplate. A teacher, librarian, or parent could help children examine, analyze, and use this information."
—School Library Journal