The Immortal Life of
Henrietta Lacks

Academic Year 2011 - 2012 Common Reading

"The Lackses challenged everything I thought I knew about faith, science, journalism,and race. Ultimately, this book is the result. It's not only the story of HeLa cells and Henrietta Lacks, but of Henrietta's family- particularly Deborah- and their lifelong struggle to make peace with the existence of those cells, and the science that made them possible."
-Rebecca Skloot