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The Shocking Experiments on Henrietta Lacks


The Shocking Experiments on Henrietta Lacks!

2013 – We Celebrate 25 Years

cherryblossoms2013 will mark our 25th Year of Reading! What a milestone.

We are very proud of being “the oldest, continuously operating, incorporated, Black book club in the United States”.

It is no small feat to read together for 25 years. We began with Toni Morrison’s Belovedand this year we have selected the following 6 titles to celebrate our 25th year together.

  • Rebecca Skloot: The Story of HeLa 

Rebecca Skloot, author of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” and the story of HeLa, the first human cells replicated in a lab. Rebecca Skloot is the author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and a science writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine; O, The Oprah Magazine; Discover; Columbia Journalism Review; and many other publications. She is also a contributing editor at Popular Science magazine, and has worked as a correspondent for NPR’s RadioLab and PBS’s Nova Science NOW.

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