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2013-2014 Book

Please join your EdCC Community in reading the 2013-2014 Community Read Selection:

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

by Rebecca Skloot

Named a Best Book of the Year 2010 by over 60 media outlets, including the New York Times & Booklist

Why we have a book read at EdCC

Each year, the campus and community come together to read one book in order to:

  • Build community through a common intellectual experience.

  • Promote literacy across the campus and community through the adoption of thoughtful, noteworthy works of literature or scholarship.

  • Offer faculty an opportunity to invigorate curriculum with vital issues and great ideas.

  • Enrich the lives of students, faculty, staff and the people of South Snohomish County.

Win a Scholarship!

Edmonds CC Community Read Scholarship Available

Apply by 5 pm, Friday January 31


The Edmonds Community College Foundations sponsors three scholarships of $1300 to cover spring quarter tuition.  To apply, Edmonds CC students must read the selected book and create a project addressing any of the key themes of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.  For eligibility and application, visit the website here.

Winners announced February 13th

How to participate

Get the book  Check out The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks from the library or buy your own copy.

Read  Between now and February 2014, join students, faculty, and staff in reading the book.

Join in discussions. 

Attend campus events.

Contribute to our online discussion group on Ning.

For more information, visit the EdCC Community Read website here.