New Year-New Adult Book Discussion

With start of a New Year and of adult book discussions, the Okeene Public Library jumps into January with a work of nonfiction, The 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 cancer cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became a multimillion-dollar industry and 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.”
Discussion will begin at 3:00pm Sunday, January 27, 2019 in the Okeene Public Library meeting room. Books may be checked out from the Okeene Public Library Monday 2:00 to 5:30, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10:00 to 12:00 and 2:00 to 5:30 and Friday 2:00 to 5:00. Refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend.

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