Author: Anna Clark

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Nonfiction Review: The Poisoned City

October 11, 2018 Uncategorized 6

Nonfiction Review: The Poisoned CityTitle: The Poisoned City: Flint's Water and the American Urban Tragedy
Author: Anna Clark
Source: Library
Links: Indiebound |Goodreads
Rating: three-stars

Summary: Not the most engagingly written book, but it’s still a story worth reading

This story of Flint’s water crisis, from a journalist who covered the story as it unfolded, is a fascinating read. It includes a number of topics that are relevant for many cities. The continued use of led pipes throughout the country is the obvious takeaway, but we also see the lasting effects of legal and then social segregation that lased long after the civil war. The way poverty influenced who was hardest hit by this crisis, as well as the options available to people for dealing with it, was somehow both unsurprising and shocking. And the whole thing was a terrifying reminder that if government officials aren’t forced by required transparency to act in our best interests, any of us could find ourselves in the next Flint. Read more »

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