Book Club: Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
The Book Club will meet on Monday, December 4 at 10:30am at the synagogue where we will be discussing:
Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot - Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta's cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can't afford health insurance. This phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew.
After our book discussion, we will meet go to lunch (restaurant name to be announced).
Please RSVP ([email protected] or 443-223-9729) and let her know whether you plan on coming to the book discussion AND whether you plan to join us for lunch afterwards.