Summer Reading: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer whose cancer cells became one of the most important tools in medicine. Rebecca Skloot takes the reader on an extraordinary journey in search of Henrietta’s story in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

Why it’s fun summer reading: We know we’ve already featured this book on our blogĀ several times, but that’s because it remains a staff favourite. (The Reading Across the Pond book group liked it too.) It’s an incredible story and quite the page-turner!

Leave a comment

Filed under Books

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.