The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Written by Rebecca Skloot, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is about Henrietta Lacks and the immortal cell line, known as HeLa, that came from her cervical cancer cells in 1951. The book is notable for its accessible science writing and dealing with ethical issues of race and class in medical research.
- Complete Discussion Guide [.pdf]
- Library Resources related to the 2012 SHSU Common Reader
- 2012 Essay Contest Rules [.doc] [.pdf]
- 2012 Art Contest Rules and Application (Sponsored by the Lowman Student Center) [.doc]
The First Year Experience Office will delve into issues and themes from The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks during their annual Book Forum, a series of presentations November 5-8 that are designed to supplement and expand the book’s message.
- Complete Read to Succeed Book Forum Schedule of Events [.pdf]
- Interview with David “Sonny” Lacks, Conducted by SHSU students Risa Mitchell & Erik Johnson [.pdf]
November 8, 2012, 3:00 p.m, LSC Ballroom
- Freshman Shares Story Of Grandfather's Death For Essay Contest (Today@SAM, 11/27/12)
- Book Forum To Delve Into 'Immortal Life' (Today@Sam, 10/23/12)
- Orientation Leader Discusses 2012 Common Reader Selection (Today@SAM, 6/7/12)
- Professors review new Bearkats Read to Succeed book (Houstonian Online, 05/01/12)