Books by Kari Jones

A FAIR DEAL by Kari Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Jones catches the beauty of fair trade in the way it strengthens morale and human dignity for all those engaged, and she provides a grounded (and painless) introduction to world geography. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
"Fair trade is not about spending more money or buying more stuff. It's about bringing justice to people around the world." Fair enough. Read full book review >
AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD by Kari Jones
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Readers will be moved by Maddie and Ivan's deep, enduring friendship. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Two friends grapple with parental pressures and neglect as they struggle to take control of their lives the summer following graduation. Read full book review >
SHIMMY by Kari Jones
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Entertaining and insightful for young dancers. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Lila wants to become a professional belly dancer but learns that she might have chosen a more difficult road than she expected. Read full book review >
SO MUCH FOR DEMOCRACY by Kari Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"A thought-provoking study of a family caught up in both political and domestic crises in a foreign land. (Historical fiction. 11-13)"
Title notwithstanding, historical events in Ghana remain largely offstage as a 12-year-old, recently arrived from Canada, struggles to cope with her mother's descent into a nervous breakdown. Read full book review >