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What the eyes don't see : a story of crisis, resistance, and hope in an American city / Mona Hanna-Attisha.

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  • 22 of 26 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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2 current holds with 26 total copies.

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Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola 615.9 HAN (Text) 33118000186392 Adult: New Book Available -
Coatesville-Clay Twp PL - Coatesville 615.9 (Text) 78321000027967 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Fayette Co PL - Connersville 615.9256 HAN (Text) 39230031892134 Adult New Books Available -
Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg 615.9 HANNA-ATTISHA (Text) 32826014147391 New Books Available -
Greenwood PL - Greenwood 615.9 HAN (Text) 36626103985651 2nd Floor New Adult In process -
Hagerstown Jefferson Twp PL - Hagerstown 615.9 HANN (Text) 39213000835227 New Adult Nonfiction Available -
Jackson Co PL - Seymour Main Library 615.92 HANNA (Text) 37500004538498 New Items Available -
Jay Co PL - Portland 615.92 H243 (Text) 76383000460148 Adult New Shelf, NF Available -
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch 615.9256 HANN (Text) 39391006882664 Nonfiction Available -
Kendallville PL - Kendallville Main Branch SOCIAL.SCIENCE ENVIRONMENT Hanna-Attisha (Text) 37516002039822 Adult New Book Shelf-Fiction Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780399590832
  • ISBN: 0399590838
  • Physical Description: x, 364 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : One World, an imprint of Random House, [2018]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-352) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
How I got my name -- What the eyes don't see -- The barbecue -- The valedictorian -- Haji -- Red flags -- First encounter -- Miasma -- No response -- Sit down -- Jenny + the data -- Public health enemy #1 -- What field are you on? -- The man in the panda tie -- Environmental injustice -- Poisoned by policy -- Shortwave radio crackling -- Meeting the Mayor -- Aeb -- The press conference -- Splice and dice -- Numbers war -- Demonstration of proof -- All the things we found out later -- Fire ant -- Truth and reconciliation -- Prescription for hope -- Haji and the birds.
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"The dramatic story of the signature environmental disaster of our time and an inspiring tale of scientific resistance by a relentless physician who stood up to power. Flint was already a troubled city in 2014 when the state of Michigan--in the name of austerity--shifted the source of its water supply from Lake Huron to the Flint River. Soon after, citizens began complaining about the water that flowed from their taps--but officials rebuffed them, insisting that the water was fine. Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, a pediatrician at the city's public hospital, took state officials at their word and encouraged the parents and children in her care to continue drinking the water--after all, it was American tap water, blessed with the state's seal of approval. But a conversation at a cookout with an old friend, leaked documents from a rogue environmental inspector, and the activism of a concerned mother raised red flags about lead--a neurotoxin whose irreversible effects fall most heavily on children. Even as circumstantial evidence mounted and protests grew, Dr. Mona knew that the only thing that could stop the lead poisoning was undeniable proof--and that to get it, she'd have to enter the fight of her life. What the Eyes Don't See is the inspiring story of how Dr. Mona--accompanied by an idiosyncratic team of researchers, parents, friends, and community leaders--proved that Flint's kids were exposed to lead and then fought her own government and a brutal backlash to expose that truth to the world. Paced like a scientific thriller, this book shows how misguided austerity policies, the withdrawal of democratic government, and callous bureaucratic indifference placed an entire city at risk. And at the center of the story is Dr. Mona herself--an immigrant, doctor, scientist, and mother whose family's activist roots inspired her pursuit of justice. What the Eyes Don't See is a riveting, beautifully rendered account of a shameful disaster that became a tale of hope, the story of a city on the ropes that came together to fight for justice, self-determination, and the right to build a better world for their--and all of our--children."--Dust jacket.
Flint was already a troubled city in 2014 when the state of Michigan shifted the source of its water supply from Lake Huron to the Flint River. Citizens began complaining about the water that flowed from their taps, but officials insisted that the water was fine. Hanna-Attisha, a pediatrician at the city's public hospital, took state officials at their word. Then leaked documents from an environmental inspector, and the activism of a concerned mother, raised red flags about lead. This is the story of how a team of researchers, parents, friends, and community leaders proved that Flint's kids were exposed to lead-- and fought the government and a brutal backlash to expose that truth to the world. -- adapted from dust jacket
Subject: Hanna-Attisha, Mona.
Hanna-Attisha, Mona.
Lead poisoning > Michigan > Flint.
Drinking water > Lead content > Michigan > Flint.
Water quality management > Michigan > Flint.
Physicians > Michigan > Flint > Biography.
Whistle blowing > Michigan > Flint.
Flint (Mich.) > Environmental conditions.
SCIENCE / Environmental Science.
MEDICAL / Public Health.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban.
Water quality management > Michigan > Flint.
Drinking water > Lead content > Michigan > Flint.
Lead poisoning > Michigan > Flint.
Physicians > Michigan > Flint > Biography.
Flint (Mich) > Environmental conditions.
Lead Poisoning.
Water Pollution, Chemical > analysis.
Water Quality > standards.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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