Nomination: Blue Gold

9781554516353Stewart, Elizabeth. Blue Gold. 2014. Annick Press, $21.95 (9781554516353). Gr. 10 and up. [jw]

Sylvie, Laiping, and Fiona live on different continents but are each exploited by some aspect of smartphones: the materials used to make them, their production, or usage. The girls’ intertwined stories convey powerful statements about consumer ethics and the importance of valuing the unique complexity of individuals.

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