As the first exhibit each year, the Mayfield Library presents reading recommendations from NSCC faculty and staff as a way of humanizing the names that students have seen in catalogs and on forms.
We’ll be sharing some of those on the blog. Our first is Jessica Rabb, Biology Instructor.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
One of the main issues of the book is not biology but race. Henrietta Lacks was black and she and her family did not know that her cells had been taken and used for decades for profitable research. Many of the researchers were white as is the author. This book helped take me out of the science world and into the real world and the real impacts of science, intended or not.