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One Book, One College: 2017-18 Book Selection

The Reedley College One Book/One College project began in fall 2015 in efforts to encourage engagement and discussion amongst students, faculty, and staff. This guide provides information about previous and current titles.

2017-18 Selection: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Spring 2018 Events!

Thursday, March 15th from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Cafeteria)

  •  Lacks Family Presentation, Discussion & Q & A


Thursday, March 1st from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Forum Hall)

  • MOVIE ~ Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Wednesday, February 14th from Noon - 1 pm (Staff Dining Room - Cafeteria)

  • Panel Discussion w/ Biology faculty members Joseph Lin and Andrew Strankman 

About One Book, One College

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"The Reedley College One Book/One College project, which began in fall 2015, was initiated by the Student Learning Outcomes Committee as a way to encourage student engagement.  This quickly became a joint effort with other College entities such as the Literary Arts/Speakers Series, Student Body Government, English, Library, Honors and Art programs, First Year Experience (FYE), Basic Skills Initiative (BSI), Equity Plan, and the Office of the President.
Many instructors incorporate the One Book into their courses and/or encourage students to participate in a series of free events to encourage college-wide conversation, creativity, and community. Be sure to check here regularly as new events and activities are added regularly.

This shared reading experience encourages Reedley College students, staff, and faculty to read and discuss a common book during each academic year with the goal to engage students in dialogue and events in order to enhance student success. Thoughtful, intellectual engagement takes place among students, faculty, and staff.  We encourage the practice of reading and to use this reading experience to communicate and connect beyond the classroom and workplace.

Did you Know? College and community One Book programs have been established nationwide to promote literacy and to engage all members of a given community in a lively, intellectual conversation based on their shared reading experience"
Shared from the Reedley College One Book, One College web page

About Rebecca Skloot

About the Book

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Books Cover with picture of Henrietta nad book title.

"Henrietta Lacks (HeLa) was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors. Doctors took her cells without asking. Those cells never died.They launched a medical revolution and a multimillion dollar industry. More than 20 years later, her children found out. This is not fiction."

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