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Poisoned water / how the citizens of Flint, Michigan, fought for their lives and warned the nation / by Candy J Cooper and Marc Aronson.

Cooper, Candy J., 1955- (author.). Aronson, Marc, (author.).

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  • 5 of 7 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
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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 -

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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.
Subject: Lead poisoning > Michigan > Flint > Juvenile literature.
Drinking water > Lead content > Michigan > Flint > Juvenile literature.
Water quality management > Michigan > Flint > Juvenile literature.
Flint (Mich.) > History > 21st century > Juvenile literature.

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