Why you should read The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks?
This book has great importance. Henrietta Lacks is a woman who has impacted millions of lives and probably indirectly impacted your life–yet few people know her story. Before Skloot, few people even knew her real name. This book is important because it gives a face to the name that has been so influential in science.
Why is Henrietta Lacks important?
Henrietta Lacks was one of a diverse group of patients who unknowingly donated cells at Hopkins in 1951. The donation of Henrietta Lacks’ cells began what was the first, and, for many years, the only human cell line able to reproduce indefinitely.
How many chapters in Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks?
Structure. “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot is divided into three main sections: Part one – Life; Part Two – Death; and, Part Three – Immortality. Both Part One and Part Two have eleven chapters. Part Three has sixteen chapters.