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'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks' author Rebecca Skloot speaks at Fayetteville Public Library Oct. 21 | Community Announcement
Ozarks Unbound - The Fayetteville Public Library will host best-selling author Rebecca Skloot at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21.

Skloot is the author of The New York Times best-seller The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, which is being read throughout the area, including the University of Arkansas campus, as part of Northwest Arkansas’ Community Read.

Skloot’s talk will be in the library’s Walker Community Room.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is the true story of a poor southern tobacco farmer whose cells were taken without her consent to use for research purposes while she was being treated for cancer in the 1950s.

The cells, named HeLa,
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Monday night book club  Boothbay Register

Join the Monday Night Book Club at 7 p.m. on March 11 for a discussion of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot. "Doctors took her cells ...

Web Bonus: Rebecca Skloot on “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”  Democracy Now!

Extended discussion with author Rebecca Skloot, author of the best-selling book, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.” Johns Hopkins University announced ...

Penn State Harrisburg hosts William F. Simpson Jr. for talk on workplace ethics  Penn State News

William F. Simpson Jr., former CEO and president of Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Company, will visit Penn State Harrisburg from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on ...

'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks' author to visit Penn State Harrisburg  Penn State News

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. — As part of this year's Penn State Harrisburg reads campaign, which focuses on Rebecca Skloot's groundbreaking book, “The Immortal Life ...

Black superheroes take the stage at Suffolk library  Virginian-Pilot

Local creators and illustrators of black superheroes gathered at the Suffolk Morgan Memorial Library in mid-February to discuss black superheroes and their ...

'Evicted' Selected for 2019 Common Reading Experience - Ole Miss News  Ole Miss News

OXFORD, Miss. – The critically acclaimed New York Times best-seller “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City” has been selected for the University of ...

'Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks' author and family come to Indy  Indianapolis Recorder

By now you've probably heard of Henrietta Lacks, and that's only because of Rebecca Skloot. Skloot wrote the book, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” ...

Henrietta Lacks' cancer cells live on in biomedical research  Varsity

Henrietta Lacks was a cervical cancer patient who grew up in a poor family of tobacco farmers in Virginia. She died at the age of 31. As described in her ...

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