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Book Discussion on The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rachel Skloot

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks was the 2011 winner of the National Academies
Communication Award for best creative work that helps the public understanding of
topics in science, engineering or medicine. The book is about Henrietta Lacks and the
immortal cell line, known as HeLa, that came from Lacks’s cervical cancer cells in 1951.
The book is notable for its science writing and dealing with ethical issues of race and
class in medical research.
Crofutt Community Room, 1st Floor
Moderator, Linda Oliver, Head of Reference