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The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot
Adult Nonfiction RC265.6.L24 S55 2010

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Rebecca Sklootnbsp;is an award-winning science writer whose work has appeared innbsp; The New York Times Magazine; O, The Oprah Magazine; Discover; nbsp;and many others. She is coeditor ofnbsp; The Best American Science Writing 2011nbsp; and has worked as a correspondent for NPR'snbsp; Radiolabnbsp; and PBS's Novanbsp; ScienceNOW . She was namednbsp;one of five surprising leaders of 2010 by the nbsp;Washington Post . Skloot's debut book,nbsp; The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, took more than a decade tonbsp;research and write, and instantly became anbsp; New York Timesnbsp; bestseller. It was chosen as a best book of 2010 by more than sixty media outlets, includingnbsp; Entertainment Weekly , nbsp;People, and the New York Times .nbsp; Itnbsp; is being translated into more than twenty-five languages, adapted into a young reader edition, and being made into an HBO film produced by Oprah Winfrey and Alan Ball.nbsp;Skloot is the founder and president of The Henrietta Lacks Foundation. She has a B.S. in biological sciences and annbsp;MFAnbsp;in creative nonfiction. She has taught creative writing and science journalism at the University of Memphis, the University of Pittsburgh, and New York University. She lives in Chicago.nbsp;For more information, visit her website at, where you'll find links to follow her on Twitter and Facebook.nbsp;

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