Book Club - Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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Date & Time: Wednesday, June 12, 2019
6:30 PM-7:30 PM

Suggested Audiences: Elders, Adult, College
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Ponce de Leon Branch Library
980 Ponce de Leon Avenue, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30306
Cost: Free and open to the public
Description: Join us the 2nd Wednesday of each month to discuss a new book. In June we will be discussing The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Lacks was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells - taken without her knowledge - became one of the most important tools in medicine. Author Rebecca Skloot so brilliantly shows how the story of the Lacks family - past and present - is inextricably connected to the dark history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics, and the legal battles over whether we control the stuff we are made of. Intimate in feeling, astonishing in scope, and impossible to put down!! Call or stop by the branch to reserve your copy.
More Information: E-mail: poncedeleon.branch@fultoncountyga.gov
Phone: 404-885-7820
Entered by: Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System (LibraryComments@fultoncountyga.gov)

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