One Woman's Fight to Save the Bays
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), Hardcover, 9780805053968, 48pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2001
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.
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.