Subject Specific StylesCitation Tools and Tutorials
This is the "Home" page of the "Montclair Book" guide.
Alternate Page for Screenreader Users
Skip to Page Navigation
Skip to Page Content
Sprague Library
Library Home | Articles & Databases | Books & Media | Guides & Resources | Services |

Montclair Book  

Links to events, exhibits, and library resources about and supporting this year's Montclair Book selection, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.
Last Updated: Apr 22, 2013 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

Home Print Page

About the Program

Each year, a faculty advisory committee selects a book to be read by all incoming first-year students before they arrive.

For the 2012 selection, the Montclair Book Faculty Advisory Committee chose The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot.

You can purchase The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks at the MSU Bookstore or borrow it from Sprague Library.

We welcome comments and suggestions for this site. Please email us or use the comments link below.


Connect with Us

 Like us on Facebook and join the Sprague Library community

Follow us on Twitter to get the most up-to-date information on the Montclair Book 2012


Montclair Book 2012

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor tobacco farmer whose cells became one of the most important tools in medicine -- vital for developing the polio vaccine, chemotherapy, and many more crucial discoveries. Her cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she died a cruel death and  was all but forgotten, until this book...

Reading and talking about her incredible story is a great way to ponder the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing.



Links to 2 news articles about this event:

  • Thursday, Sep 27, 2012: David Lacks lecture
    David Lacks, holding a photo of his parents, will speak on campus in the Conference Center, UN.

This Research Guide Compiled By

Profile Image
Denise O'Shea
Logo - FacebookLogo - Twitter
Contact Info
Harry A. Sprague Library
Access Services & Systems Dept.
Send Email

Loading  Loading...