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The Resource Nobody particular : one woman's fight to save the bays, by Molly Bang

Nobody particular : one woman's fight to save the bays, by Molly Bang

Label
Nobody particular : one woman's fight to save the bays
Title
Nobody particular
Title remainder
one woman's fight to save the bays
Statement of responsibility
by Molly Bang
Title variation
Nobody particular
Title variation remainder
one womans fight to save the bays
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Describes a female shrimper's attempt to stop a large chemical company from polluting a bay in East Texas
Tone
Illustration
Award
Amelia Bloomer List, 2002
Review
  • Bang (Common Ground) continues in an environmental vein with this cramped account of commercial shrimper Diane Wilson's fight to protect her native Texas waters from pollution. Taking a chronological approach, she tracks Wilson's growth from ordinary citizen (or "nobody particular") to environmental activist; the tale of how Wilson plays David to corporate Goliaths is an inspiring one. Artistically, Bang attempts a new style, apparently in order to shoehorn in a vast amount of information. On most spreads, she floats densely lettered black-and-white comic-book-style panels over full-color backgrounds that depict, variously, everything from the marine ecosystems of the Gulf waters to bird's-eye views of petrochemical plants. Additional elements include newspaperclippings, photographs and sidebars. With so many items vying for attention, thevisual presentation is generally cluttered. Several scenesAfor example, a lovely, limpid close-up of two whooping cranes feedingAstand out in refreshing contrast. There's much to appreciate here, but it may be for motivated readers only. Ages 11-up. (Jan.) .) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
  • Bang (Common Ground: The Water, Earth and Air We Share, 1997) tells it like it is in this frank, if kaleidoscopic, account of a Texas shrimper's conversion to environmental activism. Diane Wilson's decade-long struggle with the chemical companies that made her county the number-one polluter in the entire country for toxic discharge is very much a David-and-Goliath tale. Ranged against her were not only the slick and tricky minions of huge multinational corporations, but much of her own community, and even the EPA, which judged the Formosa Plastics Corporation's proposal to build seven factories in the area likely to have "No Significant Impact" on the local environment. Bang has not made this easy to read—Wilson's story is told in black and white collages of graphic-novel style panels, documents, and photographs, all inset over a labeled, painted survey of the bay's environmental and industrial history. It's an intriguing style, raising the age level of the intended audience while keeping the look of a picture book. But budding activists will find plenty to ponder in seeing how this seemingly ordinary woman first educated herself on the issues, then experienced the often-scary realities of nonviolent resistance. It's an inspiring, and ongoing, saga, well worth struggling through, and its format may help to bring it to otherwise disinterested readers. (Picture book/nonfiction. 11+) (Kirkus Reviews, November 15, 2000)
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
144930
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bang, Molly
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
MG
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 12
Reading level
4.9
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chemical plants
  • Environmental protection
  • Environmentalism
  • Water
  • Pollution
  • Environmental protection
Target audience
primary
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
one woman's fight to save the bays
Label
Nobody particular : one woman's fight to save the bays, by Molly Bang
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
457404
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
46 pages
Isbn
9780805053968
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
99033348
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780805053968
  • (Sirsi) ADK-2073
Label
Nobody particular : one woman's fight to save the bays, by Molly Bang
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
457404
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
46 pages
Isbn
9780805053968
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
99033348
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780805053968
  • (Sirsi) ADK-2073

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