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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