The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks tops everyone’s list, including Read It Forward readers. Check out just a handful of the rave reviews that have come in from members of our community!
“Hard to put down. I loved this book.”
“What a fantastic book! Ms. Skloot made non-fiction come alive, demonstrated the best in participatory journalism, captured the people behind science and shared the history of race in Baltimore. Bravissima!”
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“Great job. It’s a wonderful book. Kudos to all. Especially Ms. Skloot for staying true to Deborah’s wishes. Just plain wonderful.”
“This is one of the best books I think I have ever read. It made me question so many things, and the way the story was told was gripping and I couldn’t put it down. It is so rare that someone reads a book and immediately knows that it goes into their top 10 books of all time. I have already recommended this book to almost everyone I know, and I can’t wait for a lot of my friends and family to finish so we can discuss science, philosophy, and social justice. Thank you so much for all of your dedication in bringing this story to life.”
“This book was wonderfully written and amazing. I have often gone to John Hopkins and found the inside story fascinating. I am recommending this book in the store I work at to everyone who will listen.”
“I have been reading this book and it is amazing! The writing is so easy to read, pulls you into the story. Just amazing!”
“I’ve worked in a lab with HeLa cells and looked forward to reading this book. It was great. I’ve passed the book along to co-workers and everyone is enjoying it. Very well written and an interesting read.”
“It’s amazing the things you find out when someone is intent on telling the truth. Excellent job. Wonderfully written.”
“I loved the book!”
“I too LOVED this book! It was very easy to read and fascinating! I learned so much!”
-Beth Burford Van Horn
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