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Book Club Discusses the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

by Jessica Flores on March 8, 2016

Nappanee, Ind. --Read along with the Cover to Cover Book Club at the Nappanee Public Library. The club, designed for adults,  will meet on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. to discuss The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta's cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown. This phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew.

For more information or to reserve a copy of the book, call (574) 773-7919, or go to  The Cover to Cover Book Club meets at the library on the third Tuesday of each month.


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