Diversity Boston: Book shelf
Written by: Anne Fadiman
Recommended by: Barbara Ferrer, executive director, Boston Public Health Commission
"Until I read this book, I wasnt really paying attention to the tremendous harm that results when a healthcare system fails to understand the primacy of cultural beliefs. The story of Lia Lee, a Hmung child with severe epilepsy whose family comes from Laos, makes crystal clear that understanding diversity is about respecting life and being mindful of the healing powers that rest within our traditions."