Monday, November 17, 2014

A life in words

Michael Patrick MacDonald, author of "All Souls: A Family Story from Southie," signed copies of his book today at the Public Health Expo. In the book, MacDonald chronicles his family's life growing up in a poor neighborhood in Boston and the struggles of working-class communities. Right before his book signing, MacDonald spoke about the effects of poverty and trauma on low-income black and white communities during a scientific session titled "Too Young to Die: Teen Black Homicide and White Suicide." Stop by APHA Press at the Public Health Expo to pick up a copy of MacDonald's book.

Photo by Kim Krisberg

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