Shared experiences draw people together. That is why we are continuing the One Book, One Community (OBOC) program for its 11th year. Everyone in the school is invited to join together in reading and discussing a shared book.
Our book selection for 2019-20 is What the Eyes Don't See by Mona Hanna-Attisha.
Here is the inspiring story of how Mona Hanna-Attisha, alongside a team of researchers, parents, friends, and community leaders, discovered that the children of Flint, Michigan, were being exposed to lead in their tap water—and then battled her own government and a brutal backlash to expose that truth to the world. Paced like a scientific thriller, What the Eyes Don’t See reveals how misguided austerity policies, broken democracy, and callous bureaucratic indifference placed an entire city at risk. And at the center of the story is Hanna-Attisha herself—an immigrant, doctor, scientist, and mother whose family’s activist roots inspired her pursuit of justice.
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With questions about OBOC, or to suggest an event, contact Kimmy Rehak, educational programs specialist.
Mona says there’s a good reason Flint is still on filtered and bottled water (audio)
OBOC author: I helped expose the lead crisis in Flint. Here's what other cities should do.
Water Safety and Lead Regulation: Physicians' Community Health Responsibilities
The Flint Water Crisis and Beyond - resources from APHA
Summer reads from The Nation's Health
Summer Reading at Pitt Public Health
Submit suggestions for this year's One Book, One Community program
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