TSU Book Group
The TSU book group will meet at 12:30 p.m., Monday, February 25, 2013, in the conference room of the Brown-Daniel Library. We will discuss The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. Although not known by name until Skloot’s research was widely published, Lacks was known by scientists as HeLa. In 1951 human cells were needed for medical research. HeLa cells were the first to reproduce in sufficient quantity for medical use. The (HeLa) cells were used for many modern breakthroughs such as polio, cancer, gene mapping without the knowledge and consent of Lacks and her family.
“Winner of several awards, including the 2010 Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for Nonfiction, the 2010 Wellcome Trust Book Prize, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Award for Excellence in Science Writing, the 2011 Audie Award for Best Non-Fiction Audiobook, and a Medical Journalists’ Association Open Book Award, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks was featured on over 60 critics’ best of the year lists.” (http://rebeccaskloot.com/the-immortal-life/)
We will create a reading list and dates for upcoming months.
Bring lunch and join us to talk about this previously anonymous woman who has affected our lives!
TSU has a circulating copy. Nashville Public Library has audio books for downloading, large and regular print copies. For interlibrary loaned copies contact Nancy Henthorne at 963-1528. For more information contact Barbara VanHooser (email@example.com) or Lynetta Alexander (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 963-5201.