You've Gotta Read This: Student Book Discussion

Reading for fun shouldn't stop just because you're in college. Selected from books suggested by professors in Musselman Library's annual summer reading guide, You've Gotta Read This!, these discussions are a fun, easy way to take a break from class reading and enjoy a new book with others. The first 12 students to sign-up for each discussion receive a free copy of the book

Alif the Unseen

 

 **This book discussion is FULL**

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Thursday, March 19 from 7-8 pm
Browsing Room, Main Floor Musselman Library

 Discussion led by Assistant Professor Amy Dailey, Health Sciences

 

"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, and her family can't afford health insurance. 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. “  Book description courtesy of the publisher.

For more information on the book, watch the “book trailer” on RebeccaSkloot.com.

Preview the book! An excerpt is available online from the author