From a renowned author/illustrator; a bold, daring, non-fiction picture book that tells the true story of one woman's fight to protect her environment.
Sometimes we have to take a stand and do what's right. That's what Diane Wilson thinks. An independent shrimper in Texas, she ekes out a living in the same waters that her family has worked hard in for generations. When Diane learns that the chemical plants in Texas give out more pollution than in any other state, she decides to stop them.
One woman against a powerful industry is not much of a fair fight, but Diane educates herself, lobbies, protests, writes letters, and never gives up. Based on real events, this is an inspiring, heartfelt story of one woman's struggle to take a stand against injustice and indifference.
Award-winning author/illustrator Molly Bang has created a compelling narrative, told inventively through a series of black and white graphic panels set against a richly colored gouache background.
|Publisher:||Chelsea Green Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||8.80(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.20(d)|
|Age Range:||9 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Moly Bang is the author and illustrator of more than 20 books for children. She has won numerous awards, including Caldecott Honors for three of her books: When Sophie Gets Angry, Really Really Angry, Ten, Nine, Eight, and The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher. Her book Common Ground: The Water, Earth, and Air We Share won the very first Giverny Prize for Best Children's Science Picture Book. She lives in Falmouth, Massachusetts and San Francisco, California.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A good example of an informational autobiographical book because the author shares the experience of and background information surrounding an environmental activist's devotion to ridding the local bay of pollution caused by Formosa Plastics plants. Accurate information regarding this specific case of pollution and its effects on the environment and community as well as personal experiences are depicted, rendering this an informational book. The true story of Diane Wilson is shared in a manner that emphasizes the devastation of pollution and the short and long term effects on the environment and population. When a friend hands her a newspaper article about pollution in the area, a spark is ignited within Diane that drives her to research and lobby against big plants and factories causing pollution that damages the environment. Focusing mainly on the dangers, causes, and effects of pollution and what a general citizen can do about it, this book inspires the reader to have the same dedication and perseverance as Diane herself has.Media: Mixed media