The Kissing Bug: An Evening with Daisy Hernández and Kris Newby

Event Date: July 12, 2021 7:00 pm

Through unsparing, gripping, and humane portraits, Hernández chronicles a story vast in scope and urgent in its implications, exposing how poverty, racism, and public policies have conspired to keep this disease hidden. A riveting and nuanced investigation into racial politics and for-profit healthcare in the United States, “The Kissing Bug” reveals the intimate history of a marginalized disease and connects us to the lives at the center of it all. Recorded live July 12 2021 in partnership with the Miami Book Fair.

The Kissing Bug: A True Story of a Family, an Insect, and a Nation's Neglect of a Deadly Disease by Daisy Hernández