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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