Skip to main content

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

The RIC Open Books--Open Minds common book for 2012/2013

2012-2013 Common Book

   The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot was the 2012-2013 "Open Books Open Minds" Common Book. The book was one of three selected by the Open Books Open Minds Committee for consideration based on the quality of the writing and in depth coverage of an important topic and multidisciplinary scope.  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks was then chosen in a campus wide survey. The book and author, HeLa cells, issues in informed consent, medicine and race, and advances in bioethics were explored in projects and presentations throughout the academic year.

Radiolab Extra: Henrietta Lacks