Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 9 to 12
- Grade: 4 to 7
- Reading age: 9 to 12
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.
About the author
Nikki Tate was born in Birmingham, England, but spent her childhood roaming the globe. She is the author of nearly 20 books for young readers, many of which are about horses. Nikki has always enjoyed both writing and telling stories, as well as camping, kayaking and horseback riding. She currently hosts a book club called "Teens, Titles and Tate" on CBC Radio's All Points West. Nikki lives with her family (and her collection of goats, ponies, dogs, cats and assorted feathered friends) on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. Visit Nikki's website www.nikkitate.com for more information.
- Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens starred selection
"Readers will find this book helpful in understanding different types of communities and organizations and in finding new ways to get involved in making the world a better place to live. A good purchase for libraries looking to expand their collection of titles surrounding community and becoming active in organizations."
School Library Journal
"Students looking for a broad introduction to the wide-ranging topic of cultures and communities will find a good launching point in this photo-rich volume, and the closing list of resources might help steer further research."
"Tate did her research and presents it in a way that is both informational and inspiring…Students will enjoy the many excellent photos…A teacher sharing just one idea might inspire the class to take a step toward a community project that will unite and inspire others to do the same."
Sal's Fiction Addiction
"This book with its high quality text, well-researched content, graphics, photography resources, glossary and index is highly recommended for both school and public libraries. It would make a wonderful gift for any school age child. Better Together is an excellent starting point for individual or group projects on self and community."
"There is considerable research, as well as detail based on the author's personal experiences, making this book a worthwhile addition to the series…Recommended."
Other titles by Nikki Tate
At Home Around the World
If a Tree Falls
The Global Impact of Deforestation
Choosing to Live, Choosing to Die
The Complexities of Assisted Dying
From Solstice to Santa
Beyond Cake and Ice Cream
How Trees Sustain Our Planet