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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: The Young Reader's Edition By Gregory Mone Rebecca Skloot,

  • Title: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: The Young Reader's Edition
  • Author: Gregory Mone Rebecca Skloot
  • ISBN: 9780375987588
  • Page: 161
  • Format: ebook
  • A middle grade adaptation of same title with thread on writer s own difficulties Henrietta Lacks was a poor Southern tobacco farmer whose cervical cancer cells taken without her knowledge in 1951 treatment, have been vital in fighting polio, cancer, and viruses Topics are race, bioethics, research, rights, family, and whether we control our cells.
    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks The Young Reader s Edition A middle grade adaptation of same title with thread on writer s own difficulties Henrietta Lacks was a poor Southern tobacco farmer whose cervical cancer cells taken without her knowledge in trea

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    1. Excellent It s amazing to see how the author took so many different strands of the story and an immense pile of research and wove it together into a very reader friendly, engaging book.

    2. The Immortal life of Henrietta Lacks was a fantastic book to read The book itself taught you so many things about science and how unfairly some people can be treated It gave me so many different emotions, with how these people just used this discovery and never even told the family about it This book had me on the edge of my seat the entire time I couldn t even put it down This book tells the story of how one woman s cells helped scientists find a new discovery and how the family faced hard time [...]

    3. This book draws you in with the family history of Hela as well as the history of scientific advancements related to research Both positive and negative research Perfect balance of science with the development of real life characters.

    4. As always, truth is stranger than fiction An unknown poor black woman dies a painful death of cervical cancer in the 50 s and her cells go on to flourish around the world and figure in some of the most important medical research ever.The author weaves 3 strands together the scientific, the personal lives of Ms Lacks and her family, and what happened to the author in the writing of this book The third strand was just as fascinating as the other two in showing the challenges of writing a book.I d [...]

    5. I couldn t put down this book It was so easy to read and fascinating it is at once a science book, biography, social history and a social commentary It tells the story of a woman named Henrietta Lacks from whom HeLa cells were developed and charts the proliferation of these cells against the backdrop of her family story before and after her death Skloot s writing is accessible and engaging on many levels.

    6. Fantastic book The author s research was meticulous and her sensitivity to the Lacks family was amazing Everyone should read this book and really start the conversation about tissue research and everyone s rights and responsibilities regarding it.

    7. I think anyone who reads this books would wonder why they had never heard of Henrietta Lacks before Fascinating and a wonderful book for pondering scientific research and some of the ethical considerations that go into it.

    8. The book is really good in telling the before and after story to what happenned to Henrietta Lacks It was really sad to know how their lives changed after and all their hardship that they went through.

    9. it was amazing at first i didnt want to read it because it was about science but wow she doesnt make the book overwhelming or anything it is definetly a most read

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