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Breckenridge Public Library J 615.9256 COO (Text) 33500013249313 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library J 615.9256 COO (Text) 33500013249321 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781547602322
  • ISBN: 1547602325
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2020.

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Target Audience Note:
Grades 10-12. Bloomsbury Children's Books.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 April #1
    *Starred Review* People in Flint, Michigan first noticed their tap water turning brown in 2014. This coincided with their state-appointed city manager's decision to save money by using water from the Flint River instead of more expensive water from Lake Huron. Thus began two years of worsening health issues: rashes, infections, and spikes in lead poisoning and Legionnaires' Disease, all compounded by continuing denials from local authorities. It was early 2016 before state and national emergencies were declared and donations of bottled water began to flow into the city. This is a story with heroes, from a mom-turned-investigator to an EPA whistle-blower to a pediatrician who finally caught the attention of the national media. And villains? So far the residents of Flint have seen denials, claims of ignorance, and over $30 million spent on various politicians' legal defenses. Accessible background text fills in Flint's history as a once-thriving city abandoned by General Motors, and poignant personal stories, many featuring teens, put faces on the crisis. This detailed offering, the first specifically intended for young audiences, has multiple curriculum applications (man-made disasters, ecology, racial discrimination, economics, biology, the roles of local and state government). It's also a modern-day horror story, one we can only hope will never be repeated. Grades 8-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Candy J. Cooper is a Pulitzer Prize finalist and winner of the Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting. She has been a staff writer for four newspapers, including the Detroit Free Press and the San Francisco Examiner. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Columbia Journalism Review, and the Chronicle of Higher Education, among other publications. She is also the author of several books for classroom use. She lives in Montclair, New Jersey.

Marc Aronson earned his PhD in American history while beginning his career as an editor and author of books for children and teenagers. The first winner of the Robert L. Sibert medal from the American Library Association and the editor of the tenth winner, he is now a full-time faculty member at the Rutgers School of Communication and Information. He and his wife and sometimes coauthor, Marina Budhos, live in Maplewood, New Jersey.

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.
Drinking water > Lead content.
Lead poisoning.
Water quality management.
Michigan > Flint.
Genre: History.
Juvenile works.

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