Did you know the kissing bug has infected over 300,000 Latin Americans living in the US?
The Kissing Bug: A True Story of a Family, an Insect, and a Nation’s Neglect of a Deadly Disease by Daisy Hernández is an inaugural title selection of the National Book Foundation’s new Science + Literature program, celebrating work that deepens readers’ understanding of science and technology, and the diversity of voices in scientific writing. Part investigative science journalism, part memoir, The Kissing Bug follows Hernández’s journey to better understand Chagas, an infectious disease that disproportionately affects the Latinx community.
Join Daisy Hernández and Dr. Jessica L. Ware, the American Museum of Natural History’s Entomology Curator, for a conversation on the personal and political of science research, and access.
Presented in partnership with the American Museum of Natural History, and supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
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