|About the Book|
KATHLYN GAY is the author of more than 100 books, including young adult books, encyclopedias, teacher manuals, and portions of textbooks. Most of her work focuses on social and environmental issues, culture, history, and communication. In 1983, her book Acid Rain was selected as an Outstanding Book by the National Council for Social Studies and National Science Teachers Association. Silent Killers received the same award in 1988. Global Garbage: International Trade in Toxic Waste was chosen as a Notable Book for Young People in 1993. In recent years, Kathlyn Gay has collaborated with family members, sons Martin and Douglas Gay and daughter Karen Hamilton, on various books.