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    Description"Coltan, or "blue gold," is a rare mineral used in making cell phones and computers. Across continents, the lives of three teen girls are affected by the "blue gold" trade. " Sylvie's family had to flee the Democratic Republic of the Congo after her father was killed by a rogue militia gang in the conflict for control of coltan. The refugee camp where she now lives is deplorable, and Sylvie yearns for a way out -- to save not only herself, but her remaining family. Laiping labors in a Chinese factory, soldering components for cell phones. She had left her small village to make her fortune, but the factory conditions are crushing, and the constant pressure to send money home adds to her misery. Yet when Laiping tries to improve her situation, she sees what happens to those who dare question the electronics company's policies. Fiona is a North American girl who, in one thoughtless moment, takes a picture on her cell phone she comes to regret. In the aftermath, she learns not only about trust and being true to oneself, but the importance of fighting for what is right. All three teens are unexpectedly linked by these events. Elizabeth Stewart conducted extensive research to authentically capture the experiences of all three girls. The result is an intense and powerful story about their struggles to create better lives for themselves in the face of the world's increasing appetite for coltan.


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    Title
    Blue Gold
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Elizabeth Stewart
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 296
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 188 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781554516346
    ISBN 10: 155451634X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN, F13+
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.2
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22500
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T General Subject: 217
    B&T Book Type: JF
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: YF
    Ingram Subject Code: CK
    Libri: I-CK
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP058
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/GIRLIN
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CHINES
    BISAC V2.8: JUV030020
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CAFRIC
    B&T Approval Code: X11824000
    BISAC V2.8: JUV030060, JUV030010, JUV036000
    BISAC region code: 4.0.2.0.2.0.0
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: PZ7.S848796 BL 2014
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: YFB
    Publisher
    ANNICK PRESS
    Imprint name
    ANNICK PRESS
    Publication date
    09 January 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Toronto
    Author Information
    Elizabeth Stewart writes for film, television, and the internet. Her novel, "The Lynching of Louie Sam," received much acclaim, including the International Reading Association's Notable Books for a Global Society 2013 award. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.
    Review quote
    Artfully blending psychological insights with global politics and business ethics, Stewart demonstrates the interconnectedness of the global economy with elegant prose and page-turning cliffhangers.--Karen Doerksen"Readerly, National Reading Campaign" (03/13/2014)