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Poisoned water : how the citizens of Flint, Michigan, fought for their lives and warned the nation

Author: Candy J Cooper; Marc Aronson
Publisher: New York, NY : Bloomsbury Children's Books, Bloomsbury Publishing Inc., part of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2020. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Flint, Michigan had been built up, then abandoned, by General Motors. In 2014, 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. Children stopped growing. Some people were hospitalized with mysterious illnesses; others died. Despite the murky, foul-smelling liquid  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Young adult literature
History
Juvenile works
Young adult nonfiction
Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cooper, Candy J,
Poisoned water
New York : Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2020.
(DLC) 2019045875
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Candy J Cooper; Marc Aronson
ISBN: 9781547602322 1547602325
OCLC Number: 1128061547
Target Audience: Grades 10-12.
Description: 243 pages : illustrations, map, music, facsimiles ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Roots and margins --
Pure, natural, mineral --
"The water is biting them" --
To the dome --
Big worries here --
Ten thousand children --
A good guess --
Water out of control --
Trust fall --
"The big red flag" --
A whistle blows --
Denial --
Convergence --
Blood speaks --
A tipping point --
A world rocked --
Surrender --
A ceaseless trail --
"A gaggle of bottled waters" --
Blame without end --
"We can save ourselves" --
Coming back where? --
Roaring uphill --
"My destiny is dismal" --
"But a flint holds fire" / by Andrea Ramsey.
Other Titles: How the citizens of Flint, Michigan, fought for their lives and warned the nation :
Responsibility: Candy J. Cooper with Marc Aronson.

Abstract:

Flint, Michigan had been built up, then abandoned, by General Motors. In 2014, 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. Children stopped growing. Some people were hospitalized with mysterious illnesses; others died. Despite the murky, foul-smelling liquid pouring from the city's faucets, officials refused to listen. Through interviews with residents and intensive research into legal records and news accounts, Cooper and Aronson show not just how the crisis unfolded, but also the history of racism and segregation that led up to it, and how the people of Flint fought -- and are still fighting -- for clean water and healthy lives.

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