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    #243575 - 08/17/18 03:07 PM Re: Book recommendations: age 9-12 [Re: blackcat]
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    blackcat, those were my thoughts exactly after reading the description.

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    #243580 - 08/17/18 05:35 PM Re: Book recommendations: age 9-12 [Re: blackcat]
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    Originally Posted By: blackcat
    Ok, thanks. I saw that one but wasn't sure if it was promoting communism, which I don't want to do.


    The author and translators are pretty emphatic that it isn't actually a kids book, just written in language anyone can understand. (Which makes it fair game around here.) They also call it a critique of communism. I think the author is definitely anti-capitalist, but falls into more of a love/hate relationship with communism.

    Here's the author being interviewed by one of the translators.

    Originally Posted By: Bini Adamczak
    We have to be clear: the strongest argument against communism is communism itself. The communism of the past stands in the way of a communism of the future. This is true for everybody who dreams of a different world: we share the legacy of an emancipatory dream that turned into a reactionary nightmare.

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    #243954 - 09/24/18 09:20 PM Re: Book recommendations: age 9-12 [Re: Mark D.]
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    I wanted to add two magazine recommendations. AQUILA and Muse

    AQUILA is pricey but DS10 really enjoys it.

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    #244057 - 10/07/18 05:16 PM Re: Book recommendations: age 9-12 [Re: blackcat]
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    Written by a professor of economics, Thomas J. DiLorenzo, the book The Problem with Socialism (2016) may be of interest for a gifted 11-year-old.

    As a separate resource, there is a 72-page report (free downloadable PDF) dated October 2018, and titled "The Opportunity Costs of Socialism."

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    #244377 - 11/28/18 03:05 PM Re: Book recommendations: age 9-12 [Re: Mark D.]
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    For future readers of this thread, adding a link to Books for 10yo who's read it all

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    #245501 - 05/14/19 04:46 PM Re: Book recommendations: age 9-12 [Re: blackcat]
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    Originally Posted By: blackcat
    Anyone have recommendations for books or documentaries for age 11 that look at "communism"...
    The Tuttle Twins series of books by Connor Boyack are intended for children ages 5-11 and include
    The Tuttle Twins and the Search for Altas (2017) and The Tuttle Twins and the Road to Surfdom (2016).

    These books are made available through the Mises Institute, which carries on the work of Austrian Economist Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973).

    Several of Boyack's books are also available on Amazon, which provides customer reviews.

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