Nobody Particular: One Woman's Fight to Save the Bays

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Describes a female shrimper's attempt to stop a large chemical company from polluting a bay in East Texas.

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Think of her as Erin Brockovich on a shrimp boat. This unassuming, working-class mom, a fourth-generation East Texas shrimper--"no education, no money, no clout," she says--turned her life upside down to fight the good fight against chemical plants that were destroying her livelihood and the bays she held dear. This comic-book-style biography of unlikely activist Diane Wilson follows her radical transformation, from the first days of pulling up nothing in her nets to her hunger strike, law suits, and run-ins with the EPA.

The format might lead you to believe this is strictly kids' stuff, but Wilson and author and Caldecott Honor artist Molly Bang manage to pack a lot of information into the book's mostly black-and-white panels (maybe a little too much for some younger folks). But readers of all ages will find inspiration in this political, feminist tale of how one person--"nobody particular," says Wilson--can fight big business and win. (Ages 9 to 12) --Paul Hughes

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Acclaimed graphic artist Molly Bang brings Diane Wilson’s story to life in striking pictures. A vivid companion to An Unreasonable Woman.

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Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 2001
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