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UCI Dialogue Society Book Club

“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot narrates the story of Henrietta Lacks, otherwise known as “HeLa” by the scientific community. Lacks was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine and debated topics in medical ethics. This compelling non-fiction work received the 2011 National Academies Communication Award for best creative work that helps public understanding of topics in science, engineering or medicine. It also won the Heartland Prize for non-fiction, a Salon Book Award and more, and was named a 100 New York Times Notable Book of the Year. The paperback edition spent 75 weeks on the New York Times best seller list.

  • Chapters 1-19: October 27 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
  • Chapters 20-38: November 10 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. 
  • Zoom link: https://uci.zoom.us/j/98201002415 
  • Dial-in number: 1-669-900-6833     
  • Meeting ID: 98201002415

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