Two Linden High School classes had the opportunity to listen and meet with the pediatrician and scientist who played a major role in uncovering the Flint water crisis.
Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, who alerted officials and the public about increased lead levels in the blood of Flint children, spoke on Tuesday, March 3 about her book, “What The Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City” to two Advanced American Literature classes taught by Bethany George, Ph.D at Linden High School. George incorporated the book into the curriculum.
Hanna-Attisha told students it’s important to understand the history of Flint to understand how the crisis happened. This includes the impact of the automotive industry, the strikes and the migration that the city experienced from people looking for work.
Adding the book to the curriculum was possible due to a grant for the 2019-20 Great Michigan Read presented by Michigan Humanities supported by national, statewide and local partners, including the National Endowment for the Humanities and The Meijer Foundation.ct of the automotive industry, the strikes and the migration that the city experienced from people looking for work.