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Poisoned Water: How the Citizens of Flint, Michigan, Fought for Their Lives and Warned the Nation

This book is about LeeAnne Walters and Mona Hanna-Attisha
"Poisoned Water: How the Citizens of Flint, Michigan, Fought for Their Lives and Warned the Nation" is a riveting exploration of resilience and activism set against the backdrop of Flint's water crisis. Published on May 19, 2020, this book unveils the severe consequences of a cost-saving decision that led Flint to switch its water supply, resulting in devastating public health issues. Through the poignant stories of social justice leaders Mona-Hanna Attisha and Leeanne Walters, the narrative delves into the community's fierce battle for safe water, highlighting the intersections of environmental and racial justice. Authors Candy J. Cooper and Marc Aronson enrich the story with deep investigative research, presenting a chilling account of governmental neglect and community defiance. Middle school readers will find in this book a powerful lesson on how collective action can challenge systemic injustices, urging them to reflect on the ongoing fight for equity and the protection of fundamental human rights.
Published by Bloomsbury Children's Books on May 19, 2020
256 pages
ISBN: 9781547602322
Best for readers in Middle School
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