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At Home with Literati: Candy Cooper, Marc Aronson, & Jiquanda Johnson

We're pleased to welcome Candy Cooper, Marc Aronson, and Jiquanda Johnson to our At Home with Literati series to discuss Poisoned Water: How The Citizens of Flint, Michigan, Fought for Their Lives and Warned The Nation

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About Poisoned Water: Based on original reporting by a Pulitzer Prize finalist and an industry veteran, the first book for young adults about the Flint water crisis

“Thoroughly sourced and meticulously documented, this stomach-churning, blood-boiling, tear-jerking account synthesizes a city's herculean efforts to access safe, clean water. . . . This compulsively readable, must-buy narrative nonfiction serves as the ultimate antidote to civic complacence.” —School Library Journal, starred review

Candy J. Cooper is a Pulitzer Prize finalist and winner of the Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times, The Columbia Journalism Review and The Chronicle of Higher Education, among others. She has written five nonfiction series books for the classroom published by Scholastic. She is a native of Ann Arbor, MI and lives in Montclair, New Jersey.

Marc Aronson is the author or editor of a number of nonfiction books for young adult audiences, including most recently Rising Water. He was awarded the very first Robert Sibert medal for excellence in nonfiction and edited the tenth book to win the award. He lives in Maplewood, New Jersey.

Jiquanda Johnson is the founder of Brown Impact Media Group, an independent publishing company focused on developing media products in underserved and marginalized communities. The company kicked off their efforts in 2017 with FlintBeat.com, a hyperlocal news site covering Flint, Michigan's city hall, neighborhoods, community movers and shakers, and public health issues. With nearly 20 years of experience in journalism including working for MLive Media Group, Fox 46 in North Carolina, NBC25's affiliate station in the Flint area, The Detroit NewsPull Magazine, and Tween Girl Style Magazine, her work has also appeared in Belt Magazine, National Geographic, and Spotlight on Poverty.  
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Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 7:00pm
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Poisoned Water: How the Citizens of Flint, Michigan, Fought for Their Lives and Warned the Nation Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781547602322
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - May 19th, 2020