Poisoned water / how the citizens of Flint, Michigan, fought for their lives and warned the nation / by Candy J Cooper and Marc Aronson.
- 5 of 7 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
- 3 of 3 copies available at Cass County.
0 current holds with 7 total copies.
|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Cass County Library-Harrisonville||YA 615.9256 COO 2020 (Text)||0002205634716||Young Adult Non-Fiction||Available||-|
|Cass County Library-Northern Resource Center||YA 615.9256 COO 2020 (Text)||0002205634724||Young Adult Non-Fiction||Available||-|
|Cass County Library-Pleasant Hill||YA 615.9256 COO 2020 (Text)||0002205634732||Young Adult Non-Fiction||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781547602322
- ISBN: 1547602325
- Physical Description: 243 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2020.
In 2014, Flint, Michigan, was a cash-strapped city that had been built up, then abandoned by General Motors. As part of a plan to save money, government officials decided that Flint would temporarily switch its water supply from Lake Huron to the Flint River. Within months, many residents broke out in rashes. Then it got worse: Children stopped growing. Some people were hospitalized with mysterious illnesses; others died. Citizens of Flint protested that the water was dangerous. Despite what seemed so apparent from the murky, foul-smelling liquid pouring from the city's faucets, officials refused to listen. They treated the people Flint as the problem, not the water--which was actually poisoning thousands. Through interviews with residents and intensive research into legal records and new accounts, journalist Candy J. Cooper, assisted by writer-editor Marc Aronson, reveals the true story Flint. Poisoned Water shows not just how the crisis unfolded in 2014, but also the history of racism and segregation that led up to it, the beliefs and attitudes that fueled it, and how the people of Flint fought--and are still fighting--for clean water and healthy lives.
|Target Audience Note:||
Grades 10-12. Bloomsbury Children's Books.