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Russell Readers BookClub: Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

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Russell Readers BookClub: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Henrietta Lacks, a poor Southern tobacco farmer, was buried in an unmarked grave sixty years ago. Yet her cells - taken without her knowledge - became one of the most important tools in medical research. Known to science as HeLa, the first "immortal" human cells grown in culture are still alive today, and have been bought and sold by the millions. Rebecca Skloot takes us on an extraordinary journey from the "colored" ward of Johns Hopkins Hospital in the 1950s to East Baltimore today, where Henrietta's family struggles with her legacy. Read more »

Russell Readers BookClub: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

Henrietta Lacks, a poor Southern tobacco farmer, was buried in an unmarked grave sixty years ago. Yet her cells - taken without her knowledge - became one of the most important tools in medical research. Known to science as HeLa, the first "immortal" human cells grown in culture are still alive today, and have been bought and sold by the millions. Rebecca Skloot takes us on an extraordinary journey from the "colored" ward of Johns Hopkins Hospital in the 1950s to East Baltimore today, where Henrietta's family struggles with her legacy.

Book Club

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Book Club

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Book Club

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Book Club

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Book Club

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Book Club

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Russell Readers BookClub: Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Come join us for some R&R (read and discussion)!

Here's some background from the book:

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