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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

AUTHOR Skloot, Rebecca
PUBLISHER Large Print Press (03/08/2011)
PRODUCT TYPE Paperback (Paperback) (LARGE PRINT)

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Henrietta Lacks a poor Southern tobacco farmer was buried in an unmarked grave sixty years ago. Yet her cells -- taken without her knowledge grown in culture and bought and sold by the billions -- became one of the most important tools in medical research. Rebecca Skloot takes us on an extraordinary journey from the "colored" ward of Johns Hopkins Hospital in the 1950s to East Baltimore today where Henrietta's family struggles with her legacy.


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ISBN-13: 9781594134326
ISBN-10: 1594134324
Binding: Paperback or Softback (Trade Paperback (Us))
Content Language: English
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Page Count: 618
Carton Quantity: 14
Product Dimensions: 5.50 x 1.30 x 8.40 inches
Weight: 1.30 pound(s)
Feature Codes: Bibliography, Large Print, Price on Product, Table of Contents, Illustrated
Country of Origin: US
Subject Information
BISAC Categories
Science | Ethnic Studies - African American Studies
Science | History
Science | History
Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 8
Point Value: 18
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Guided Reading Level: Not Applicable
Dewey Decimal: B
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Henrietta Lacks a poor Southern tobacco farmer was buried in an unmarked grave sixty years ago. Yet her cells -- taken without her knowledge grown in culture and bought and sold by the billions -- became one of the most important tools in medical research. Rebecca Skloot takes us on an extraordinary journey from the "colored" ward of Johns Hopkins Hospital in the 1950s to East Baltimore today where Henrietta's family struggles with her legacy.


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Author: Skloot, Rebecca
REBECCA SKLOOT is an award-winning science writer and the best-selling author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
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