Journalist Roger Thurow has written a story-driven new book, The First 1,000 Days: A Crucial Time for Mothers and Children – and the World. The book documents the struggles and successes of mothers on the forefront of a new international initiative designed to transform their lives and the lives of their children. This revolutionary global movement is a response to recent, devastating food crises and new research on the economic and social costs of childhood hunger and stunting. Thurow recounts poignant narratives from Uganda, where the infant mortality rate is among the highest in the world, a low-caste village in India, a violence-scarred Chicago neighborhood, and Guatemala’s western highlands.

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Monday, May 8, 2017 - 7:00pm
Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum
314 Marion Street
Seattle, WA 98104