The 2021-2022 WSU Reads Book is "What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City." A pediatrician, scientist, activist and author, Dr. Hanna-Attisha writes a truly inspirational narrative of personal advocacy and the Flint water crisis, a signature environmental disaster of our time. She used science to prove Flint kids were exposed to lead and courageously went public with her research. With persistence and sense of mission, she spoke truth to power. A medical and scientific thriller, the book grapples with our country’s history of environmental injustice while telling the inspiring personal story of Dr. Mona—an immigrant, a doctor, and a scientist—whose family roots in social justice activism helped her turn the Flint crisis around.
The Common Read Library Guide provides more information on the common read program, the book, and related topics, materials and initiatives.