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Here Comes the Garbage Barge!

Here Comes the Garbage Barge!

by Jonah Winter

In 1987, Islip, New York, having no place for its 3,168 tons of garbage, loaded it onto a barge that set out on a 162-day journey along the east coast, around the Gulf of Mexico, and to Belize in search of a place willing to accept its smelly cargo.

6, 7, 5
Interest Level
Grades K - 2
Grade Level Equivalent
Lexile Measure
Historical Fiction

About the Author

Jonah Winter Artist, musician, and author Jonah Winter combined his interests to create a children's book called Fair Ball! 14 Great Stars from Baseball's Negro Leagues.

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