In Brown’s sixth book, the scientist author tells a true story for children and families about a hot political issue, fracking. Tanyette Colon, the founder of Mothers United for Sustainable Technologies, M.U.S.T. said, “Each chapter of her book takes a snapshot of nature in all of its glorious wonder and she cleverly crafts bits of science facts to guide you and your family through the journey.”
Inspiring quotes from conservationist and founder of the Sierra Club, John Muir, ecologist Rachel Carson and ethologist Jane Goodall introduce each chapter of Stream and Shale, and put the children’s story into an environmental context. “With this amazing resource in hand, both you and your family will be on the road to discovery,” says Colon.
This true tale documents a Citizens’ tour of gas land, to witness the changes fracking brings, and to deliver clean water to residents of Dimock and Montrose, Pennsylvania. The trip was organized by Brooklyn for Peace in March, 2013.
Dimock has been heavily drilled for shale gas exploration and residents experienced water contamination, shown in the documentary Gasland from director Josh Fox. The area already has one shale gas well for every ten people living in the area, with more to come.
Gary Goff of Brooklyn For Peace said, “This terrific book is an outgrowth of what we saw and heard. It is poetic in the way that good nature writing often is.”
Seventeen simple line drawings illustrate Stream and Shale. The coloring pages show the natural environment, plants and animals in a community fragmented by hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking. People, horses, cows, hawks and geese are all connected by streams and ponds in the water cycle disrupted by gas drilling.
“Her drawings deftly capture the disparity between the pastoral beauty of Susquehanna County and the growing industrialization of its countryside,”
Brown’s Stream and Shale Coloring Storybook is available as a print edition from most book stores including Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/
J.J.Brown completed a PhD in genetics at the State University of New York, and is widely published. Brown is from the Catskill Mountains and has worked in New York City for two decades as a scientist, author, educator and publisher. The author studied genetics with Nobel Laureate, Barbara McClintock.
J.J.Brown is the author of six books; novels Brindle 24, American Dream, and Vector a Modern Love Story, a short story collection Death and the Dream and book of poetry, Natural Supernatural Love. She is also published in leading science journals and online health sites. Visit the author website: http://jjbrownauthor.weebly.com/