Harford County Public Library Hosts Author of One Maryland One Book at Abingdon Library November 5

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Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha will be in conversation with Susan Muaddi Darraj, discussing the drinking water contamination in Flint, Michigan

Harford County Public Library will host Dr. Mona
Hanna-Attisha, the 2019 One Maryland One Book author of “What the Eyes Don’t See: A
Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City,” on
Tuesday, November 5, at 7 p.m. at the Abingdon Library, 2510 Tollgate Road in
Abingdon.

This event is free and open to the public, and advanced
registration at HCPLonline.org is suggested.

At
the Abingdon Library, Hanna-Attisha will be in conversation with Susan Muaddi
Darraj, a winner of the American Book Award for her novel-in-stories, “
Curious Land,” and who is also an associate professor of English at
Harford Community College.

 The
discussion will focus on Hanna-Attisha’s book, which chronicles her relentless pursuit to uncover the
contamination of Flint, Michigan’s drinking water, which would lead to her
testifying in front of Congress. Her personal account reads like a scientific
thriller as she vividly recounts the effects lead poisoning had on her young
patients and the evidence she gathered to share with the world.

“We
are so honored to host the author of this year’s One Maryland One Book, Dr. Mona
Hanna-Attisha,” said Mary Hastler, CEO of Harford County Public Library.
“Her work uncovering the contamination of the drinking water in Flint,
Michigan, is inspirational. The book is a gripping, hard-to-put down
account of what a community is going through to have safe, clean drinking
water. She will be an excellent presenter.”

Copies of “What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an
American City ” will be
available for purchase and signing the evening of the talk. A photo opportunity
with the author will also be available.

In addition, 17 book discussion programs will be held
at libraries and other locations throughout Harford County through Wednesday,
November 13. For times and locations, visit HCPLonline.org or pick up a copy of
Headlines & Happenings at any Harford County Public Library.

A limited number of free copies of “What the Eyes Don’t See: A
Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City” are
available at all Harford County Public Library locations, while supplies last.
In addition, the book is also available as an eBook, eAudiobook and CD audiobook and
available at HCPLonline.org.

One
Maryland One Book is a program of Maryland Humanities and is offered in Harford
County by Harford County Public Library in partnership with Harford Community College
Library.

Harford County Public Library operates 11 branches located throughout Harford County. More than 1.6 million visitors use library services and resources each year. In 2018 Harford County Public Library was named one of America’s Star Libraries for the eighth time by Library Journal.  This year, Harford County Public Library received the Maryland Library Association’s first Excellence in Marketing Award. For more information, visit HCPLonline.org.

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