Toxic Water: Minamata, Japan


On April 21, 1956, a five-year-old girl was examined at a hospital in Minamata, Japan. Doctors were puzzled by her symptoms which included difficulty walking and speaking and severe convulsions. Days later, her sister came down with the same symptoms. Soon after, more people were found with the same illness. What was causing this devastating disease? Toxic Water: Minamata, Japan traces the tragic story of toxic wastewater from a factory that poisoned an entire Japanese town. Fascinating photos of the actual events, maps, and fact boxes enrich the compelling text. The personal and heart-breaking story will grip and inspire young readers.

ISBN Number
9781684022243
Trim Size
8" x 10"
Binding Type
Reinforced Library
Number of Pages
32
Author
Meish Goldish
Publisher
Bearport Publishing
Copyright Date
2018
Dewey Number
615.9'25663095225
Reading Level
4
Guided Level
T