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

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    DescriptionA middle-grade adaptation of Rebecca Skloot's critically acclaimed, New York Times nonfiction bestseller Henrietta Lacks was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, and whose cells--taken without her knowledge when she was treated for cancer in 1951--have become one of the most important tools in medicine. The Lacks family did not learn of Henrietta's cells until 20 years after her death, but these first "immortal" human cells grown in culture are still alive today: they've been bought and sold by the billions and have been vital in fighting polio, cancer, and many viruses. This incredible book explores race, bioethics, scientific research, human rights, the power of family, and the question of whether we control the very cells we're made of.

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    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
    The Young Reader's Edition
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gregory Mone, By (author) Rebecca Skloot
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    ISBN 13: 9780606238748
    ISBN 10: 0606238743

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y4.0
    BIC subject category V2: YQH, YXA, YNH
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Abridged Dewey: 920
    B&T General Subject: 216
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET020
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/AFROAM
    B&T Book Type: JN
    BISAC V2.8: JNF007050, JNF018010
    Ingram Subject Code: YB
    Libri: I-YB
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12860
    LC classification: E
    BISAC V2.8: JNF007000, JNF051000, JNF024020
    B&T Merchandise Category: GLD
    Prebound edition
    Edition statement
    Turtleback School & Library ed.
    Turtleback Books
    Imprint name
    Turtleback Books
    Publication date
    01 October 2013