What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City

by Mona Hanna-Attisha

What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City, by Mona Hanna-Attisha, is SJSU's Campus Reading book for the fall 2020 incoming class of first-time freshmen. What the Eyes Don't See tells the inspiring story of how Dr. Hanna-Attisha, along with a team of researchers, parents, friends, and community leaders, discovered that the children of Flint, Michigan, were being exposed to lead in their tap water—and then battled their own government and a brutal backlash to expose that truth to the world. 

Paced like a scientific thriller, What the Eyes Don’t See reveals how misguided austerity policies, broken democracy, and callous bureaucratic indifference placed an entire city at risk. 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. 

Please visit Dr. Hanna-Attisha's website for more information about this year's Campus Reading book selection.


View Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha's Book Talk from September 16, 2020

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha Webinar Recording

Note: Viewers must be logged into their SJSU account to view the webinar recording. The video will be accessible from Wednesday, September 23, 2020 through Tuesday, October 6, 2020.


To request a copy of What the Eyes Don't See by Mona Hanna-Attisha, please send an email to undergraduate-education@sjsu.edu to schedule an in-person pick up. At this time, we are unable to mail any copies.