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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

The RIC Open Books--Open Minds common book for 2012/2013

Open Books-Open Minds

Open Books--Open Minds is the Rhode Island College common book program. This initiative brings together first-year students early in their first semester at RIC, and links them with upper classmen, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, and the greater Rhode Island community through book discussions and participation in a rich array of programs and activities.

2012-2013 Common Book

     The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot is the 2012-2013 "Open Books Open Minds" Common Book.   The book was one of three selected by the Open Books Open Minds Committee for consideration based on the quality of the writing and in depth coverage of an important topic and multidisciplinary scope.  The Immortal Life...was then chosen in a campus wide survey.  The book is required reading for all incoming freshman and first year students.   All members of the college community and the greater RIC community are encouraged to read this remarkable tale and attend the various programs which are being planned for the academic year starting in September 2012.

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