Books worth reading, issues worth studying...

Do you want to learn more about hunger and hunger-related issues? What exactly is the Global Food System, and how does it work? 

Check out our suggested reading list with books for all ages. Each book has something unique to offer, focusing on a wide variety of issues ranging from what you can do to help to stories of what others have done to make a difference. 

Educating students about Global Issues is vital to their understanding of the world in which we live, and the reading list extends through to university level.

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Elementary/Primary Students:

The Greatest Table - Michael J. Rosen

Handful of Seeds - Monica Hughes

How I Survived the Irish Famine: Journal of Mary O'Flynn - Laura Wilson

If the World Were a Village - David Smith

Kinder Spirits: Children Helping Children in the Fight against Hunger - Vicki Hubbard

The Long March: The Choctaw's Gift to Irish Famine Relief - Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick

One Boy from Kosovo - Trish Marx

Out of the Dump - Kristine Franklin and Nancy McGirr

Three Cups of Tea (Young Readers Edition) - Greg Mortensen

Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen - DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan

War and Peas - Michael Foreman

The War on Hunger - Ron Fridell


Middle School/Secondary Students:

Banker to the Poor - Muhammed Yunus

Changing the Face of Hunger - Tony Hall

Ending Hunger Now - George McGovern, Bob Dole and Donald E. Messer

The Third Feedom - George McGovern

Three Cups of Tea - Greg Mortensen


High School/University Students:

The Bottom Billion - Paul Collier

The End of Poverty - Jeffrey Sachs

Guns, Germs, and Steel - Jared Diamond

Hungry Planet: What the World Eats - Peter Menzel

Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System - Raj Patel

The White Man's Burden - William Easterly

Development as Freedom - Amartya Sen


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