Book: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Have you met Henriettia Lacks? If you've had almost any type of medical treatment, you probably have as this one woman's cells, known as HeLa cells, have revolutionized medical research. What price was paid by this one woman, buried in an unknown grave, and her family? The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a sweeping, page-turner of a tale of science as hero and demon, the repercussions of slavery before the Civil Rights era, poverty and medical ethics. It's time for Peoria to talk about it.
- Winner of 2010 Welcome Trust Book Prize -
- The American Association for the Advancement of Science's Young Adult Science Book Award -
- Selected as a Best Book of the Year by over 30 publications, including The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Washington Post and USA Today -