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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Companion: Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story about Brain Science

'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks' book

Community Selection

'Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story about Brain Science' book

Junior Companion Book

Our Community Celebration

Saratoga Reads wrapped up its eighth year of programming with a discussion featuring David “Sonny” Lacks and David Lacks Jr., the son and grandson of Henrietta Lacks. In a wide-ranging discussion moderated by Joe Donohue of WAMC Northeast Public Radio, the two men discussed Henrietta Lacks’ story, and the impact of Rebecca Skloot’s work on their family.

The year also featured a visit by John Fleischman, author of the year’s companion book, who spoke with students at Maple Avenue Middle School and Skidmore College about his book and related issues in brain science.

David "Sonny" Lacks and David Lacks Jr. are interviewed by Joe Donohue at Skidmore College's Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater. Photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk.
Sonny and David Lacks sign copies of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks for local readers. Photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk.