Synopses & Reviews
Acclaimed graphic artist Molly Bang brings Diane Wilson's story to life in striking pictures. A vivid companion to An Unreasonable Woman
Diane Wilson lived a fairly ordinary life as a commercial shrimper and mother until she learned that she lived in one of the most polluted counties in the United States. As a result of that discovery, Diane launched a campaign against Formosa Plastics, an international chemical company. She was determined to protect the Texas bays on which she, her father, and her grandfather had made their living.
Nobody Particular is the true story of Diane's fight. It is the story of how one woman who was, as she says, "nobody particular" succeeded in forcing a huge corporation to change its plans, adopt more environmental safeguards, and agree to protect her precious bays.
Diane's tools were her dedication and her fearlessness. Through them she was able to overcome the resistance of the corporations, the foot-dragging of the government, and the anger of her whole community. This is a story of hope and possibilities for all of us who, like Diane, may seem to be nobody particular.
"In telling Wilson's story, Bang uses a format that is part picture book and part graphic novel....The disparate elements work together well to offer an imperative wake-up call to readers." Booklist
"There's much to appreciate here." Publishers Weekly
About the Author
Molly Bang is an award winning children's book illustrator and author. Her works include 3 Caldecott Honor Books: Ten, Nine, Eight, The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher, and When Sophie Gets Angry Really, Really Angry, which also won a Jane Addams Honor Award and the Arbuthnot Award. The Paper Crane won the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award in 1987; Goose won the School of Library Journal Best Book of 1996 and another work, Common Ground: The Water, Earth, and Air We Share, won the prestigious Giverny Book Award in 1998 for the best children's science picture book. Her latest book, My Light, is an ALA Notable book.