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    Friday, May 27th, 2011

    “Henrietta Lacks Day” Celebrated with HeLa 4 Life Bike-a-Thon in Roanoke

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    On May 14, 2011, children of Roanoke, VA (Henrietta Lacks’s hometown) celebrated “Henrietta Lacks Day” and participated in a HeLa 4 Life Bike-a-Thon fundraiser at […]



    Thursday, May 26th, 2011

    Rebecca Skloot Talks to inReads about Keeping Her Book Alive

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    “The intrigue of this book is that it’s a science book and it’s as much a page-turner as The Da Vinci Code, says Liz Funk […]



    Thursday, May 26th, 2011

    The Immortal Life Wins 2011 Audie Award for Best Non-Fiction Audiobook

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    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks has won the Audie Award for Best Non-Fiction Audiobook of 2011 (Random House Audio, unabridged, read by Cassandra Campbell […]



    Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

    The A.V. Club Interviews Rebecca Skloot

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    Another great interview with Rebecca Skloot, this one with the A.V. Club (Chicago). In it, Rebecca answers often-asked questions about writing The Immortal Life and […]



    Monday, May 23rd, 2011

    Henrietta Lacks Given Posthumous Honorary Degree by Morgan State University

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    Dr. Henrietta Lacks — a fitting tribute to Henrietta’s profound contributions to medical research: Henrietta Lacks was just honored with a posthumous degree by Baltimore’s […]



    Saturday, May 21st, 2011

    The Immortal Life Recommended on NPR’s Science Friday

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    Host Ira Flatow and authors Douglas Starr and Deborah Blum suggest their current favorite science reading material – and respond to listeners’ suggestions on NPR’s […]



    Monday, May 16th, 2011

    Medical Journalists’ Association Awards The Immortal Life Top Prize

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    Medical Journalists’ Association Open Book Awards (MJA OBA) awarded The Immortal Life its top award in “general readership non-fiction.” This book, which tells the story […]



    Thursday, May 12th, 2011

    The Immortal Life “Provides a Profound Sense of History” Says Journal of the History of Medicine

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    The Journal of the History of Medicine calls The Immortal Life a “remarkable book” and envisions its use in diverse classrooms for years to come: […]



    Monday, May 9th, 2011

    The Immortal Life “as Vigorous as the Cells Themselves” Says Florida Times-Union

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    “If you have read and enjoyed Siddhartha Mukherjee’s impressive The Emperor of Maladies, a Biography of Cancer,” says book reviewer Mims Cushing, “you will find […]



    Friday, May 6th, 2011

    The Immortal Life “Continues to Dominate in Paperback Nonfiction”

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    The Boston Globe bestseller list is once again topped by The Immortal Life. The Globe’s “Off the Shelf” blog notes that The Immortal Life “continues […]



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