FLINT, Mich. (AP) – A book by a Flint pediatrician and public health expert who helped expose the city’s lead-contaminated water crisis has been selected as this year’s “Great Michigan Read.”

(Credit: Michigan Humanities/ Mona Hanna-Attisha)
(Credit: Michigan Humanities/ Mona Hanna-Attisha)

Michigan Humanities announced Wednesday Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha’s “What The Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City” was chosen for the program that kicks off in September and runs through fall 2020. Organizers say the effort aims to connect residents and deepen their understanding of the state, society and humanity through reading and discussion.

The book, selected by six regional committees, has been chosen for similar programs in Maryland and Rhode Island.

Michigan Humanities CEO Shelly Hendrick Kasprzycki says in a release she hopes the “book will increase opportunities for civil discourse in our state.”

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