Amariyanna Copeny, the reigning Little Miss Flint, at a protest on March 6, 2016

From HandiLand: The Crippest Place on Earth by Elizabeth A. Wheeler

  • In a March 6, 2016 photo, Amaryanna “Mari” Copeny, 8, of Flint, Mich., stands alone in a field of snow holding a protest sign reading “#Justice For Flint.” Copeny is an 8-year-old African American girl looking at the camera with a calm, intent expression. Her long hair in curls, Copeny wears jeans, snow boots, her hot pink and turquoise beauty queen sash, and her crown atop a wide white winter headband.
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  • Fig. 16. Amariyanna Copeny, the reigning Little Miss Flint, at a protest on March 6, 2016. Jake May / The Flint Journal–MLive.com via AP Photo.