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One Book 2011/2012: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: Home

One Book 2011/2012

GRCC 2011-20112 One Book

The GRCC One Book Selection Committee is pleased to announce the selection for 2011/2012:

henrietta Lacks large cover

From the cover: Doctors took her cells without asking. Those cells never died. They launched a medical revolution and a multi-million dollar industry. More than twenty years later, her children found out. Their lives would never be the same.

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Praise for The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

“Writing with a novelist’s artistry, a biologist’s expertise, and the zeal of an investigative reporter, Skloot tells a truly astonishing story of racism and poverty, science and conscience, spirituality and family driven by a galvanizing inquiry into the sanctity of the body and the very nature of the life force.” - Booklist