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NNLM Reading Club Presents...

A virtual live author series to discuss books on topics related to health and health equity.

Previous Programs

NNLM Reading Club Presents... We Live for the We posterJoin authors Dani McClain and Andrea Collier as they discuss McClain’s book, We Live for the We: the Political Power of Black Motherhood. Dani will discuss how Black mothering is an inherently political act. Black women are more likely to die during pregnancy or childbirth than women of any other race; black mothers must stand before television cameras reminding the world that their slain children were human beings. In We Live for the We, McClain explores how to build a strong, supportive community for her daughter that includes often-ignored values and perspectives, and how to ensure her daughter lives with dignity and joy. Dani will read from her memoir and share her own experiences of mothering.

A recording of the Livestream event can be found at https://youtu.be/Wvs2lhYGj0s.


The Digital Doctor in the Age of COVID

Join Dr. Robert Wachter, author of The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age. The New York Journal of Books called it “quite simply an excellent book written with intelligence and balance for both the general public and health care practitioners. As the Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and one of the nation’s most influential physician-executives, Dr. Wachter will discuss how digital health and health technology have evolved since his book was published in 2015 and what patients need to know in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. He will give a short presentation, read briefly from his book, and then answer your questions.

A recording of the Livestream event can be found at https://youtu.be/2RLXpE_x6nI