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  1. Adams County Library NewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 27 | People's Defender

    ... Book Club for their first meeting on Thursday, February 25 at 5:30 p.m. We'll read "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot, and we'll vote on a reading list for 2016. Learn more about the library's book clubs, join the email list, ...

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  2. 'Great Lives': Henrietta Lacks, unsuspecting medical pioneerRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 23 | Fredericksburg.com

    ... has been dead for more than 60 years. The speaker, Rebecca Skloot, is the author of "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks." Based on that long-running best-seller, Skloot will discuss the complex legal, medical, racial and ethical issues of Lacks's ...

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  3. Honoring African American History @ Prosser Public Library in BloomfieldRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 18 | The Hartford Courant

    ... effects of abolition on these already established communities." February 17 Discuss "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,"by Rebecca Skloot at 6:30 P.M. This phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ...

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  4. Adams County Library NewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 13 | People's Defender

    ... is starting an Adult Book Club. Join us on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot, the true story of a black tobacco farmer whose cells - taken without her knowledge in 1951 - became one of ...

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  5. Bioethics: Standing Athwart Science, Yelling 'Whoa'*Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2015 | Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

    ... genre of bioethical handwringing. It's by Rebecca Skloot, author of the best-selling The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks . In her book, Skloot details the how cells taken in 1951 from a tumor that eventually killed Baltimore resident Henrietta ...

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  6. And, But, Therefore: Randy Olson and the Art of Science Storytelling, Part 1Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2015 | Switched

    ... One writer who has done this very well is Rebecca Skloot, whose 2010 bestseller The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks told the fascinating story of how a few cancer cells from a woman who died in 1951 became one of the most widely used cell lines in ...

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  7. May the fun be with you: BioWorld's 9th annual Holiday Gift GuideRead the original story

    May 25, 2015 | BioWorld

    ... suggested a title that's become a perennial favorite: Rebecca Skloot's page-turner, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks . As Held pointed out, the book is not just a must-read for science enthusiasts but also an inspiring piece of journalism for ...

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  8. ''I woulda rather had my mother:' Race, class, love, loss, and the...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2015 | Westminster College

    About \ News & Events \ "'I woulda rather had my mother:' Race, class, love, loss, and the politics of consent" by Dr. Bethany Hicok At 7 p.m. on October 14 in Witherspoon Maple Room, McKelvey Campus Center, Dr. Bethany Hicok will give the first of three lectures sponsored by the First-Year Program, building on the summer book that was read by all incoming students: "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks." The title of her talk is, "'I woulda rather had my mother:' Race, class, love, loss, and the politics of consent.'

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  9. The truth about banned books is stranger than you thinkRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2015 | Mashable

    ... wanted to ban a jaw-droppingly excellent work of science nonfiction, Rebecca Skloot's The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks . With astonishing ignorance, the mother claimed Lacks was "pornographic" because the titular character finds a tumor in her ...

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  10. The woman who changed the worldRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2015 | OUPblog

    ... contained incredibly unusual DNA. As Rebecca Skloot reports in her best-selling book, " The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks ", the story that unfolded after Lacks died at the age of 31 is one of injustice, tragedy, bravery, innovation and ...

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  11. Ruth Graham: Banned Books Week is a crockRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2015 | Dallas Morning News

    The latest story about censorship in America began when a Knoxville, Tenn., woman named Jackie Sims found out that her 15-year-old son had been assigned to read The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks over the summer. Rebecca Skloot's 2010 book tells the true story of a poor black woman whose cancerous cervical cells became the basis for medical advances including the polio vaccine and in vitro fertilization without her knowledge; it's a best-selling, critically acclaimed account about science, race, ethics and family.

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  12. In Defense of Banned Books Week: A Call to Expand the DebateRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2015 | Edward Champion's Return of the Reluctant

    ... in United States culture. Graham cites a recent uproar over Rebecca Skloot's The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks in Knoxville, Tennessee, whereby a mother objected to "pornographic" descriptions of infidelity and a lump on Lacks's cervix being ...

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  13. Banned Books Week Is a CrockRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2015 | Slate Magazine

    The latest story about censorship in America began when a Knoxville, Tennessee, woman named Jackie Sims found out that her 15-year-old son had been assigned to read The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks over the summer. Rebecca Skloot's 2010 book tells the true story of a poor black woman whose cancerous cervical cells became the basis for medical advances including the polio vaccine and in vitro fertilization without her knowledge; it's a best-selling, critically acclaimed account about science, race, ethics, and family.

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  14. Confronting Issues of Race in the Medical CommunityRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2015 | UConn Advance

    ... represent a significant ethical issue, raised by Rebecca Skloot's best-selling book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, published in 2010. Three years later, ethics and genomics collided when a German science group published an article detailing ...

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  15. Tennessee woman calls cervical cancer book 'pornographic'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2015 | New York Daily News

    'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks' is a biography of a woman whose cervical cancer cells were used without her consent, but ended up fueling medical research. A Tennessee woman wants her son's school district to ban a 2010 book about cervical cancer because she thinks it's "pornographic."

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  16. Bestselling Author to Speak at Perry Hall High SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 17, 2015 | Patch.com

    The author of 'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks' will be accompanied by Henrietta's great-granddaughter during live-streamed event. Author of renowned book about Henrietta Lacks to speak at Perry Hall High, event to be live-streamed to other BCPS high schools What: Rebecca Skloot, author of the New York Times bestselling book "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," will speak to 400 Perry Hall High School students, and will be joined by Courtnee Lacks, Henrietta's great-granddaughter.

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  17. Tennessee Mom Fights Against School's 'Pornographic' Science BookRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2015 | Mediaite.com

    A handful of parents in the Knoxville County Schools system in Tennessee have taken issue with The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks , a book about medical ethics and racism some deem "pornographic." As Jezebel's Anna Merlan notes , much of the "controversy" has to do with the book's subject matter: cervical cancer.

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  18. Mother Wants The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Banned from Son's...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2015 | People

    The mother of a 15-year-old boy from Tennessee wants The New York Times bestselling book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks , removed from the school reading lists in her county. Jackie Sims, whose son is a sophomore at Knox County Schools' L&N STEM Academy in Knoxville, Tennessee, says she was taken aback by the wording and graphic situations described in the book - and that she didn't get a warning or a permission slip in advance.

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  19. Dover Town Library Offers The Page Turners Book GroupRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2015 | Patch.com

    ... 00 Year Old Man Who Jumped Out A Window and Disappeared" by Jonas Jonasson. Next month: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

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  20. Tennessee mom calls Henrietta Lacks book 'pornographic,' seeks to have it banned in schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2015 | The Baltimore Sun

    Author Rebecca Skloot and her book "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," which a Tennessee mother says is "pornographic" and shouldn't be taught in schools. Author Rebecca Skloot and her book "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," which a Tennessee mother says is "pornographic" and shouldn't be taught in schools.

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