2012 Montclair Book
The second Montclair Book selection, in 2012, was Rebecca Skloot's The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. The archive pages for that 2012 selection are presented here in their entirety (see menu options on the left).
Each year, a faculty advisory committee selects a book to be read by all incoming first-year students before they arrive. The goals of this program are to—
Provide a common intellectual experience
Engage in interdisciplinary dialogue and debate
Build community around a shared understanding of relevant issues
Celebrate the written word
Offer opportunities for students to reflect on their roles as readers and learners
Encourage campus-wide engagement with the book’s theme
For our second selection, the Montclair Book Faculty Advisory Committee chose The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot.
We hope you enjoy reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks as much as we did!