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    June 17, 2011

    Columbia, MO Selects The Immortal Life for ‘One Read’ Program

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    “Although her grave is unmarked, and she was called by the wrong name for years, [Henrietta Lacks’s] story could bring readers together in Columbia this summer,” reports the Columbia Missourian.

    [photo credit: Columbia Missourian. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks on display for Columbia’s One Read program at the MU Bookstore.]

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot has taken the win as the book of choice for the 10th annual One Read program, coordinated by Daniel Boone Regional Library. Sally Abromovich, public services librarian, called the nonfiction novel a “fascinating read” that touches on current bioethical issues.

    Learn about other community reads and FYE programs that are reading The Immortal Life.

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