Media highlight Ferrini-Mundy moderating book discussion in Bangor

The Bangor Daily News and WABI-TV (CBS 5 in Bangor) reported that University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy moderated a book talk for “In Other Words, Leadership: How a Young Mother’s Weekly Letters to Her Governor Helped Both Women Brave the First Pandemic Year,” written by Shannon A. Mullen, at the Bookspace in downtown Bangor. The book features handwritten letters between Maine Gov. Janet Mills and Ashirah Knapp, a constituent who wrote the governor letters through the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ferrini-Mundy said she’s grateful for the reflective novel because now it puts current days in a different perspective. “For me reading the book made it clear that the pandemic is not behind us, the book just brings it all back and then it causes at least for me some reflection on what the world is like right now,” Ferrini-Mundy said.