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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 HughesFrom the Publisher:
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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Book Description Chelsea Green, 2005. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111931498946
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