THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS - BEHIND THE STORY
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Loved the novel, but still hungry for more?
If you've devoured the last morsel of your savory book, but have a stomach that yearns for more, "Behind the Story" will be a most delightful surprise. Enjoy this basket full of hand-picked treats, compiled as an easy, concise, info-rich serving just for you! You'll be on a VIP tour where we will take you by the hand to show you what is behind the curtains, what is "Behind the Story".
Introducing: Behind the Story Series
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Re-read the original book RIGHT AFTER reading this book!
The original book suddenly became much richer and more enticing after I finished this Behind the Story, I HAD to open up the original book once more! Highly recommended!
From Sherry Lawson for Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, February 22, 2012
A sneak peek of what's inside:
? Bibliography and resources, great as study guides or research resource.
? Trivia Questions and Discussion Starters, great for your book clubs!
?What was the inspiration behind the creation of this book??
Rebecca Skloot was 16 when she first heard about the HeLa cells in a classroom. Her teacher informed them that the cell line came from a black American woman who had died of cancer in 1951. It was the same year that her father, famous writer Floyd Skloot, had contacted brain illness caused by a virus that had no cure, reason why he permitted himself to become a drug test subject. This caused him and his family much pain and frustration (Later on, Floyd Skloot?s life would be held as an example of a writer?s tenacity in sections about famous writers in fiction writing books and he would write extensively about living with brain damage himself). Rebecca would drive him to and from the hospital whenever he would receive test drug infusions. And now, here were cells used for experimentations on just about anything and everything that mattered in medicinal science. Her curiosity was piqued high time.
The little information her teacher provided was utterly lacking. She was especially curious about HeLa, the person, and particularly sensitive about how her family felt and reacted about science meddling with her cells. How did they feel about her living cells being grown in labs and being experimented upon? During her eventual investigation, Skloot learned a lot about the ups and downs of medicinal science.
Don't miss out! It's highly recommended.
Disclaimer: This work is not meant to replace, but to complement the original work. If you've loved the novel, then this is the book for you. It is educational in purpose, entertaining in nature, unauthorized and unofficial. It is a digestive work produced to stimulate the appetite and to encourage readers to appreciate the original work even more.