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My River

A children's nonfiction book by Stella Bowles, Anne Laurel Carter.

Stella Bowles with Anne Laurel Carter

Stella Bowles was a Grade 6 Nova Scotia student when she turned environmental activist to campaign against sewage pipes draining straight into the LaHave River. This is the inspirational first person account of Stella's Grade 6 science fair project which caught the eyes of the media, the public and government leaders propelling her into the limelight.

Stella details her two and a half year fight to clean up the river, winning numerous awards for her environmental activism along the way. She succeeds in shaming three levels of government and rallying supporters into funding a $15.7 million cleanup. Today, she continues to campaign for cleaner water and demonstrates to other children how to test water quality in their own backyards, and how to take action if they find their water is polluted too.

Stella's story will motivate readers to engage in local environmental activism. She demonstrates that doing what's right has no age barriers. (From Formac Publishing Company Limited)

From the book

My name is Stella Bowles and I live with my parents, my brother, William and our dog, Zappa, on the LaHave River in Nova Scotia. I'm thirteen years old and in Grade 8.

I live outside a small town called Bridgewater. My house overlooks the river. There's a road between our front yard and our wharf where we have a small motorboat and sailboat. My mom's family has lived on this property since 1780 when the river was the only way to get anywhere and everyone fished for a living or for their supper.


From My River by Stella Bowles and Anne Lauren Carter ©2018. Published by Formac Publishing Company Limited.

 

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