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Watch Bridge Book Club discussion of ‘What the Eyes Don’t See’

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Bridge Book Club, Bridge Michigan’s bimonthly Michigan-focused book discussion series, resumed Wednesday with a discussion of “What the Eyes Don’t See” by Michigan native, author and pediatrician Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha.


Bridge and nearly 75 readers were joined by Hanna-Attisha for the discussion of her first-person account of the Flint Water Crisis and the tenacity of those who worked to bring justice and clean water to Flint. 

Hanna-Attisha discussed her emotional process of revealing the results of her study on lead levels in the blood of Flint children, the choice to include her personal story within the book, why she chose the book’s title and what it means to her as a physician, how we can make a difference in the fight against structural racism, deindustrialization and inequity, her continued work in Flint, Benton Harbor and other communities and much more.

Watch the video here:

Bridge Michigan hosts bimonthly discussions on books with ties to Michigan. Previous sessions have featured "The World According to Fannie Davis," by Bridgett M. Davis, “Arc of Justice,” by Kevin Boyle, “The Women of the Copper Country,” by Mary Doria Russell, “Black Bottom Saints,” by Alice Randall, “Annie’s Ghosts: A Journey into a Family Secret,” by Steve Luxenberg, “The Death and Life of the Great Lakes” by Dan Egan, “Firekeeper’s Daughter” by Angeline Boulley, “Wounds” by Razel Jones and Daniel Abbott, “The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls” by Anissa Gray, “The Other Me” by Sarah Zachrich Jeng, “The Dockporter” by Dave McVeigh and Jim Bolone, “You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair is in Braids” by Frances Kai-Hwa Wang and “The King of Confidence” by Miles Harvey.



This was our final Bridge Book Club event of 2022.

Stay tuned to Bridge for an announcement of our next Michigan-related book selection and the date of the next book club meeting!

More than 400 Bridge members received a free e-copy of “What the Eyes Don’t See” so they could take part in our October book club. If you would like a free e-book of future book club selections, join Bridge Club today.

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