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The Talbot County Free Library is pleased to announce that its proposal to bring Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha—the author of this year’s One Maryland One Book, “What the Eyes Don’t See”—to our region has been approved by Maryland Humanities. One Maryland One Book is the Maryland Humanities program in which people all across the state read the same book at the same time. Dr. Hanna-Attisha will speak at the Todd Performing Arts Center on Monday night, November 4, at seven o’clock.
In 2015, Dr. Hanna-Attisha was a brilliant, dedicated pediatrician working in a public hospital in Flint, Michigan. From a friend, she learned the water in Flint—the water she had been telling parents it was safe for their children to drink—was in fact loaded with lead, a chemical proven to impair the healthy development of young brains. When Hanna-Attisha approached city and state officials about fixing this dangerous problem, she met a brick wall. But she persevered. “What the Eyes Don’t See” is a wonderful, modern morality tale, one in which the good guys win and the bad guys not only lose, they get their just deserts. Copies of the book are available for check out from the library.
Like all Talbot County Free Library events, Dr. Hanna-Attisha’s talk at the Todd Performing Arts Center will be free and open to the public. Her appearance is made possible by Maryland Humanities, the Talbot County Free Library, the Caroline County Public Library, and the Queen Anne’s County Library, with support from The Aspen Institute, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Chesapeake College, The Oxford Museum, and University of Maryland Shore Regional Health.
For more information, please call the Talbot County Free Library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.