TBP Book Club 9/17/13 : The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

We wanted to let you know about an upcoming book club event. On Tuesday, September  17th at 7 pm (Central Time), we will be discussing The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.  

Our book club meetings are hosted via toll free conference call, so all you need is a telephone to participate.

To RSVP for this book club event, please respond to this email or call the Talking Book Program at 1 800 252 9605 (RSVP preferred by August 30th).  

The title is available by mail in large print, and cartridge format or for download on BARD.  

Title: IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS                                    

Author: SKLOOT, REBECCA, 1972-                            Original Date: 2010

Science journalist chronicles the life of African American Henrietta Lacks, who in 1951 had cervical tissue removed and grown in culture–without her permission–producing the first continuously replicating human-cell samples for research. Discusses subsequent medical breakthroughs, including the polio vaccine and AIDS treatment. Explores bioethical concerns involving tissue ownership. Bestseller.    

DB   70661        LB   06814