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Ann Arbor native creates plantable coloring book to raise awareness of drought

Oct 20, 2015

Credit Rogerio Fernandes

Coloring books are more popular than ever. Adults are encouraged to use them as stress relievers and an easy outlet for creativity.

Kathryn Curtis, a University of Michigan School of Public Policy graduate, is hoping to use coloring books to raise awareness of the problem of water security in Brazil and the U.S.

After spending a year in Brazil and seeing firsthand how the drought has affected farmers there, she decided to create a "plantable" coloring book that she hopes will get people talking about the negative effects of drought.

She's seeking to raise money to get this coloring book project off the ground. It's called "A Coloring Book to Grow A New Future".