Key Selling Points
The fifteenth book in the Orca Footprints series looks at what it means to place-make and create vibrant, close communities in vast urban areas.
Themes of placemaking, youth activism, and building communities.
This is the most upbeat of the Footprints, focusing on how cities can be brighter, and more inviting to everyone. With activities that include yarn-bombing, and painting city streets.
Can be paired with fiction title The Vegetable Museum for cross-curricular study.
Marketing and Promotional Plans
Print and online advertising campaigns
Promotion at national and regional school, library and trade
Digital and print ARCs available
Common Core correlations available
More information, available at orcafootprints.com
"An upbeat view of innovations in modern living." - Kirkus Review
Home Sweet Neighborhood makes me so happy! Michelle Mulder's delightful book is proof that, by working and playing together, all of us have the power to create better communities. - Charles Montgomery, Author of Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design
"Lively idea. An intriguing book on a good topic." - Booklist
"A vibrant introduction to community building through the practice of placemaking and how much one person can accomplish through small activities. Readers will be inspired by the variety of ideas and the stories of success to start placemaking in their own neighborhood. Highly Recommended." - CM: Canadian Review of Materials
“Young people will get ideas for projects they could recreate in their own neighborhood...and may even be inspired to get involved in local politics.” - The Horn Book Online
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