• The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: The Young Reader's Edition

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: The Young Reader's Edition (Paperback) 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: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Weight: 367 g
    ISBN 13: 9780375870156
    ISBN 10: 0375870156

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y4.0
    BIC subject category V2: YQH, YXA, YNH
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: YQS
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    DC22: B
    Abridged Dewey: 920
    B&T General Subject: 216
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET020
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/AFROAM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12830
    B&T Book Type: JN
    BISAC V2.8: JNF007050, JNF018010
    Ingram Subject Code: YB
    Libri: I-YB
    LC classification: E
    BISAC V2.8: JNF007000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 42
    B&T Approval Code: X01610000, X01500000, X01523000
    BISAC V2.8: JNF051000, JNF024020
    Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
    Imprint name
    Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
    Publication date
    09 October 2012
    Author Information
    REBECCA SKLOOT's work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine; O, The Oprah Magazine; Discover; and many other publications. She has worked as a correspondent for NPR's RadioLab and PBS's Nova ScienceNOW and has taught nonfiction in the creative writing departments at the University of Memphis and the University of Pittsburgh, and science journalism at New York University. Visit her on the Web at RebeccaSkloot.com. GREGORY MONE is a freelance journalist, a contributing editor at Popular Science magazine, and a novelist for adults and kids. He is a frequent contributor for AOL News, and his features have appeared in WIRED, Discover, Women's Health, and National Geographic Adventure. His first middle-grade novel, Fish, came out from Scholastic in 2010. A 1998 graduate of Harvard College, Greg lives in Boston with his wife and three children. Visit him at GregoryMone.blogspot.com.