Heads Up On a Good Read!

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Heads Up On a Good Read!

The Immortal Life of Henrietta LacksThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks  by Rebecca Skloot is a New York Times bestseller about the true story of a poor African-American woman from Clover, Virginia, whose cells were taken from her during a biopsy at Johns Hopkins Hospital without her knowledge in 1951 and became one of the most important tools in medicine, known as HeLa. 

This story takes you from the Johns Hopkins Hospitals' "colored" ward to laboratories all over the world filled with HeLa cells to East Baltimore today with her children and grandchildren finding out that their mothers' cells are still living today and being used all over the world for science. Great read even if you're not a science buff!