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University of Wisconsin–Madison

2010-2011

Go Big Read Program: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Book cover of the immortal life of henrietta lacksSkloot recounts the little-known story of the origin of the “HeLa” cells which have directly aided many advances in modern medicine. The story of Henrietta Lacks, the African-American cancer patient who was the unwitting donor of the cells, will provoke community discussions on a range of issues related to bioethics and diversity.

 

 

 

 

 

Rebecca Skloot’s Keynote Address

Photo of Rebecca SklootTranscript of Rebecca Skloot’s keynote address.

Video of Rebecca Skloot’s keynote address.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book Resources

Author Website

Book Website

Go Big Read Research Guide: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Rebecca Skloot’s Interviews and Reviews

Skloot In the News

Read former Chancellor Biddy Martin’s letter about the book.