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    Monday, June 20th, 2011

    HeLa 4 Life Bike-a-Thon HeLa Ryders Thank Rebecca Skloot

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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 […]



    Sunday, June 19th, 2011

    Best of Queens Library Summer Reading Selects The Immortal Life

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    Saturday, June 18th, 2011

    Sacramento Bee Recommends The Immortal Life in Summer Reading Roundup

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    The Sacramento Bee included The Immortal Life in its Summer Reading Roundup, recommending it as one of the best non-fiction reads for summer.



    Friday, June 17th, 2011

    Columbia, MO Selects The Immortal Life for ‘One Read’ Program

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    “Although her grave is unmarked, and she was called by the wrong name for years, [Henrietta Lacks’s] story could bring readers together in Columbia this […]



    Thursday, June 16th, 2011

    Connecticut College Student Praises The Immortal Life

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    “If there ever was a piece of scholarship that encapsulated the interdisciplinary ideals and methods of American Studies,” writes Connecticut College student Claire Cafritz, “Rebecca […]



    Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

    Students Respond to The Immortal Life in AAC&U Magazine

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    “Unlike the stereotypical reading assignment that too often catalyzes students to bond over mutual dislike,” writes Connecticut College student Jesse Neikrie in the Association of […]



    Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

    Fan of The Immortal Life Donates Funds to Low-Income School

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    “I’m so thrilled,” says Rebecca Skloot, “I just found out that Diana Kimball, a fan of The Immortal Life, recently donated funds in my honor […]



    Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

    “First Nugget of the [HeLa] Story” Published in Rolling Stone in 1976

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    In March 1976, Rolling Stone published “The Double-Edged Helix,” an article by Michael Rogers which “unknowingly helped lay the foundation for the captivating current bestseller.” […]



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