2023 – What the Eyes Don’t See

Author’s website: https://monahannaattisha.com/

21st Annual One Book, One Region Finale – 9/20/2023



  • The Politics Guys, July 17, 2018 – Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha on Politics, Lead, and the Flint Water Crisis – Mike Baranowski talks to Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha.
  • RevealJanuary 24, 2016 – Do Not Drink: The Water Crisis in Flint, Michigan.
  • Sharon Kleyne Hour, February 15, 2016 – The Water Crisis in Flint, MI. 
  • So This Happened, January 21, 2016 – An inside look at the Flint water crisis and the latest on the 2016 campaign trail.

Discussion Guides:

For a What The Eyes Don’t See Discussion Guide and Common Read/One Read/Freshman Read inquiries, visit Penguin Random House Common Reads .

Additional What The Eyes Don’t See reader and teacher resources developed by Great Michigan ReadOne Maryland One Book, and Reading Across Rhode Island.


The Mesothelioma Center –  There are an increasing number of ways that drinking water can become contaminated with asbestos and other toxins. It’s more important than ever to learn what regulations are in place to protect your health and what can be done to purify the water. https://www.asbestos.com/exposure/water-supply/ 

Consumernotice.org – Information on water contamination and the presence of PFAs in our local water sources provided by an organization that is dedicated to providing consumers with reliable health and safety information. Additional information about PFAS and lawsuits can be found at https://www.consumernotice.org/legal/pfas-lawsuit/.

In the News:


Tuesday, August 29, 4:00 pm, Wheeler Library, North Stonington – Book Discussion

Friday, September 8th, 2:00 pm, Ledyard Bill Library – Book Discussion

Tuesday, September 12th, 6:30 pm, Groton Public Library – Laurie Wolfley, professor of English and Global Cafe Coordinator at UCONN Avery Point will facilitate the discussion.

Wednesday, September 13th, 6:00 pm, Otis Library, Norwich – Book Discussion

Wednesday, September 13th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Senior Citizens Center, New London – The City of New London is hosting its second Open House regarding its Lead Service Line Replacement Program. The City has already begun implementation of a comprehensive Lead Service Line Replacement (LSLR) Program, which includes updating the City’s current inventory of lead water service lines and replacement of lead water service lines with new copper lines. The objective of this meeting is to introduce the City’s Lead Service Line Replacement Program, learn more about how to prevent lead exposure and keep families safe, and learn where lead service lines exist throughout the city and what to expect during construction. https://leadfreenewlondon.com/newlondon

Thursday, September 14th, 2:00 pm, Stonington Free Library – Book Discussion

Friday, September 15th, 1:00 pm, Waterford Public Library – Book Discussion

Wednesday, September 20th, 4:00 pm – Public Library of New London – Book Discussion

Wednesday, September 20th, 7:00 pm – Connecticut College – Author Talk with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha