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

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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 of Flint as the problem, not the water, which was actually poisoning thousands. Through interviews with residents and intensive research into legal records and news accounts, journalist Candy J. Cooper, assisted by writer-editor Marc Aronson, reveals the true story of 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.

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Macedon Public Library 615.9 COO (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
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Wadsworth Library - Geneseo J 615.925 COO (Text)
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1001 . ‡aCooper, Candy J., ‡d1955- ‡eauthor.
24510. ‡aPoisoned water : ‡bhow the citizens of Flint, Michigan, fought for their lives and warned the nation / ‡cby Candy J Cooper and Marc Aronson.
264 1. ‡aNew York : ‡bBloomsbury Children's Books, ‡c2020.
300 . ‡a243 pages : ‡billustrations ; ‡c24 cm
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520 . ‡aIn 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 of Flint as the problem, not the water, which was actually poisoning thousands. Through interviews with residents and intensive research into legal records and news accounts, journalist Candy J. Cooper, assisted by writer-editor Marc Aronson, reveals the true story of 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.
5212 . ‡aGrades 10-12. ‡bBloomsbury Children's Books.
650 0. ‡aLead poisoning ‡zMichigan ‡zFlint ‡vJuvenile literature.
650 0. ‡aDrinking water ‡xLead content ‡zMichigan ‡zFlint ‡vJuvenile literature.
650 0. ‡aWater quality management ‡zMichigan ‡zFlint ‡vJuvenile literature.
651 0. ‡aFlint (Mich.) ‡xHistory ‡y21st century ‡vJuvenile literature.
7001 . ‡aAronson, Marc, ‡eauthor.
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