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As we read Rebecca Skloot’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, we journey into the life and the legacy behind the immortal cells.
Skloot has published various essays and scientific journal entries, but this is her first book.
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Cootie Lacks- Henrietta's cousin who suffers from the effects of childhood polio and also who who Rebcca Skloot goes to visit in 1999, and he is very confused and has no clue about HeLa.
Together, three stories - Skloot’s, the Lacks’, and the scientists’- comprise the narrative in this controversial, engaging, and fascinating book.
Henrietta Lacks resided in Clover, Virginia, which was also known as Lacks Town.
submit three reading response papers during the semester that respond to all of the readings for three days of your choosing. Response papers should address the following questions: 1. What CONNECTIONS can you draw between this reading and your own life or your other learning? 2. What ideas, positions, or assumptions do you want to CHALLENGE or argue with in this reading? 3. What key CONCEPTS or ideas from this reading do you think are important and worth holding on to? 4. What CHANGES in attitudes, thinking, or action are suggested by this reading, either from the author or from you? The book that I decided to write about is: Skloot, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. This book is divided into 3 parts, so what I need from the writer is to respond to each part of the book individually. about 3 pages for each part of the book will be good, not less, please.
Rebecca Skloot is an American freelance science writer. Her first book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks was a New York Times bestseller for over 2 years, eventually reaching number 1, and optioned to be made into a movie by Oprah Winfrey. She published over 200 featured stories and essays, and her work appears in The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, O: The Oprah Magazine, and Discover. Skloot is also a contributing editor at Popular Science, and was a correspondent for NPR’s Radiolab, and PBS’s NOVA ScienceNOW.