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Bridge’s October book club selection is ‘What the Eyes Don’t See’

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Bridge’s bi-monthly book club returns in October with our last book club selection of 2022. Readers are invited to join this interactive discussion with physician Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, author of “What the Eyes Don’t See,” a first-person account of the tragedy of the Flint Water Crisis and the tenacity of those who worked to bring justice and clean water to Flint.

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“What the Eyes Don't See” reveals how Hanna-Attisha, her team of researchers and parents, friends and community leaders discovered that children were being exposed to lead through Flint’s tap water. The group then fought to expose the truth to the world. 

Please bring your lunch and join Bridge Book Club to discuss the book on Zoom from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m Thursday, October 13. You’ll have an opportunity to submit questions for Hanna-Attisha during the event. Bridge health reporter Robin Erb will moderate this discussion.

To receive an invitation and Zoom link to this discussion, please complete this event registration form.

Here’s our schedule

  • Book announced: September 9
  • First discussion questions on prologue-chapter 9 posted on Bridge book club closed Facebook group: September 23
  • Second discussion questions on chapters 10-18 posted on Bridge book club closed Facebook group: September 30
  • Third discussion questions on chapters 19-epilogue posted on Bridge book club closed Facebook group: October 7
  • Live Zoom discussion: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. October 13

How to get the book

For Bridge Club members: We will provide an e-version of the selected book as a membership benefit. If you’re not already a member: Join today for as little as $1 and support our nonprofit newsroom. Members will receive a link to their free book via email from membership & engagement director Amber DeLind.

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If you are not a Bridge Club member but would like to borrow the book or buy the book: You can order “What the Eyes Don’t See” directly from the publisher, visit your local library or download it from a Michigan library system to an e-reader or smartphone via Libby. The book may also be available at local bookstores, some of which offer curbside pickup. Call your local bookstore to inquire.

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How to take part in the online discussion

Please join our closed Facebook group by clicking here to participate in weekly discussions of the book in the lead-up to our Zoom event. Bridge staff will approve your membership in this closed group. 

Over the next several weeks, we will post discussion questions about sections of the book’s chapters, and group members will be invited to interact with our team and with one another. See the box above for a schedule.

Participation in these weekly discussions is not required to participate in the Zoom discussion.

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