I Read that in a Book

I was scrolling through Facebook and saw a news article about how a hacker tried to put dangerously high leves of lye in the water in a city in Florida. Here is the article if you want more info- click here.

Enter “memory moment” here. (Kylene Beers and Bob Probst- Notice and Note) I was teaching middle school…8th grade…science and ethics unit. Anyone know what book I remembered?!

Streams of Babel by Carol Plum-Occi. A terrorist was infecting the water. I remember reading that book and thinking how scary that was. And then for a split second thinking: oh my goodness- do not give any crazy people any ideas.

Well, here we are… about eight years later. I am sure this hacker did not read Streams of Babel. But gosh… what a connection.

P.S. My teacher brain thought I need to recommend this text pair to a student to read- adding to my Schoology group now.

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