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    Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

    Chicago Tribune Announces Literary Honors for Rebecca Skloot

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    Rebecca Skloot has been named the winner of the 21st Century Award, given by the Chicago Public Library and the Chicago Public Library Foundation as […]



    Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

    Black Enterprise Magazine Names The Immortal Life One of “17 Books To Add To Your Summer Reading List”

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    “Whether you’re on a plane, in a car or lounging poolside, summer vacation time is the perfect opportunity to put a dent in your reading […]



    Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

    UK Publisher of The Immortal Life Shares Story of UK Cover Design

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    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is being translated into more than twenty-five languages. Each international edition has its own unique cover, and we’ve gathered […]



    Thursday, July 14th, 2011

    State Historical Highway Marker Honoring Henrietta Lacks To Be Dedicated

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    A new state historical highway marker honoring Henrietta Lacks will be dedicated by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources on July 29, at 11 a.m., […]



    Thursday, July 7th, 2011

    The Sun Chronicle Calls The Immortal Life “Deeply Personal and Profoundly Universal”

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    “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a book at once deeply personal and profoundly universal,” writes Kathy Hickman in her monthly column, The Reading […]



    Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

    What HeLa-related fact or issue would you, as a member of the scientific community, most want general readers to know after reading The Immortal Life?

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    Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

    Did your book group discuss “the fine line between science and personal privacy”? (Thanks to book group member Charlie for this question!)

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    Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

    What specific issues does The Immortal Life invite us to consider when it comes to women and ethics in health care? (Thanks to HeLa reader Shana H. for this question!)

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    Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

    Time Magazine Reports that Sapphire Is Reading The Immortal Life

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    Time magazine’s Pack Your (Book) Bag feature (“the best pages to turn this summer, from 23 authors we admire”) reports that bestselling novelist Sapphire (author […]



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