Book of the Year


Cuesta College Book of the Year 2017

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

by Rebecca Skloot

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New York Times bestseller The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew. It’s a story inextricably connected to the history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics, and the legal battles over whether we control the stuff we’re made of.

Ticket Information
Members of the Lacks family will be appearing April 12th at Cuesta College Performing Arts Center 5-7pm for a lecture and book signing. Parking is free in lot 2. Tickets will be available February 1st 2017 through the CPAC website. $5 General admission, free for veterans and students. For student/vet tickets, call Carolyn Lorimer 805-546-3190
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Save the Date Postcard ( PDF)

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Holiday Shopping Party
Cuesta College Book of the Year will be partnering with the HumanKind Fair Trade Store for a Holiday Shopping Party on Wednesday, November 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. A donation of 20 percent of sales that evening will go to the Book of the Year Program.

984 Monterey Street
San Luis Obispo

(805) 594-1220

HumanKind Fair Trade is a non-profit, fair trade store. They carry a variety of gifts, clothing, and accessories that are all handmade by artisans in developing countries. HumanKind ensures that all artisans are paid fair wages, have good working conditions, and are able to provide for their families by selling their crafts.

Thanks to all who joined us for our reception to benefit Cuesta Book of the Year
Monday October 24th, 5-8pm at Old San Luis BBQ Co.

Book of the Year is a program of the Academic Senate of Cuesta College and the SLO County Public Library SLO Reads Program. Sponsored by Cuesta College Friends of the Library, Cuesta Student Equity Fund and the San Luis Obispo County Library.

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Past Book of the Year Events

2016: The Barbarian Nurseries
2016 Video of Hector Tobar at the CPAC
2016 Calendar (PDF)
2016 Save the Date Postcard( PDF)

2015: Yellow Birds
2015 Video of Kevin Powers at the CPAC
2015 Calendar (PDF)
2015 Save the date postcard (PDF)

2014: Orange is the New Black
2014 Video of Piper Kerman at the CPAC
Schedule of Events (PDF)
Save the Date Postcard (PDF)
2014 Save the Date Flyer (PDF)

2013: Language of Flowers
2013 Videos of Vanessa Diffenbaugh Lecture and Stepping up for Emancipating Foster Youth Panel Events
Interview with author Vanessa Diffenbaugh on KCBX
2013 Cuesta Events Schedule (PDF)
2013 San Luis Obispo County Library Schedule of Events (PDF)
2013 Save the Date Postcard (PDF)

2012: In the Neighborhood
2012 Winedown Fundraiser
2012 Calendar of Events (PDF)
2012 Pocket Media Festival
2012 Peter Lovenheim Video

2011: Farm City
2011 calendar

2011 films
2011 library events

2010: Enrique's Journey
2010 calendar
2010 films

2009: When the Emperor was Divine
2009 calendar