Maria Smilios: THE BLACK ANGELS
The Ivy Bookshop is delighted to welcome Maria Smilios, author of THE BLACK ANGELS: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE NURSES WHO HELPED CURE TUBERCULOSIS! Like the bestselling books Hidden Figures and The Warmth of Other Suns, this luminous true account tells the incredible, never-before-told story of the intrepid women (dubbed the Black Angels by their patients) who fled the segregated South to work at Sea View, an 1,800 municipal tuberculosis sanatorium.
Deeply researched and vibrantly told with intimacy and exquisite detail, THE BLACK ANGELS captures the beauty and drama of science, sickness, and the fight for equality while providing fascinating insight into some of the timeliest and most pressing medical issues today.
Join us for an evening with this remarkable researcher and storyteller in celebration of the groundbreaking historical contributions of this book.
This event will take place September 26th at 6:00 on the back patio of the Ivy Bookshop, located at 5928 Falls Road. It is free and open to the public.
A New York City native, MARIA SMILIOS has a Master of Arts in religion and literature from Boston University, where she was a Luce Scholar and a Presidential Scholar. Smilios spent five years at Springer Science & Business Media as development editor in the biomedical sciences and has written for The Guardian, American Nurse, The Forward, Narratively, The Rumpus, and DAME Magazine.