Everyone encounters facts about the economy daily. Families wonder how to stretch their dollars until the next paycheck, or hear about gas prices going up. Through this thoughtful book, readers gain insight into how a market economy functions, and the role that small businesses and entrepreneurs play in the system. They will experience the excitement of innovators and entrepreneurs of the past and present, developing products and bringing them to market. Readers will engage with text that supports the C3 Framework for Social Studies and depicts the role of innovation and entrepreneurship in a market economy.