Resources

Rebecca Skloot | Selected Book Reviews | Selected Interviews | Related Articles | Other Resources | Teaching Guides

Rebecca Skloot

Website for Skloot and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Facebook page for Skloot and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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Selected Book Reviews

"A Legacy of Life" (Douglas Whynott, Boston Globe, Jan. 30, 2010)

"A Woman's Undying Gift to Science" (Dwight Garner, New York Times, Feb. 2, 2010)

"Book Review: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" (Eric Roston, The Washington Post, Jan. 31, 2010)

"Eternal Life" (Lisa Margonelli, New York Times Sunday Book Review, Feb. 5, 2010)

"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" (Hilary Mantel, The Guardian, May 21, 2010)

"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" (Laura Miller, Salon.com, Feb. 7, 2010)

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Selected Interviews

"College Freshmen Learn from Henrietta Lacks" (NPR Talk of the Nation - audio 16:57 min.)

"Tracing the 'Immortal' Cells of Henrietta Lacks" (NPR Fresh Air - audio 32:40 min.)

Interview at Colbert Nation (video 5:47 min.)

"Recounting an Untold Story" (The Wall Street Journal)

"Rebecca Skloot on Narrating History" (nieman storyboard)

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Related Articles

"A Lasting Gift to Medicine that Wasn't Really a Gift" (Denise Grady, New York Times, Feb. 1, 2010) *opens in Google Books

"The Double-Edged Helix" (Michael Rogers, Rolling Stone, March 25, 1976) *opens as PDF

"The Miracle of HeLa" (Ebony Magazine, June 1976) *opens in Google Books

"25 Years After Death, Black Mother's Cells Live for Cancer Study" (JET Magazine, April 1, 1976) *opens in Google Books

"Her Cells Made Her Immortal" (Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun, March 19, 1997)

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Other Resources

The Lacks Family website

The Henrietta Lacks Foundation

Henrietta Lacks - CBS Sunday Morning (YouTube 9:20 min.; or view at CBS website)

HeLa Cells Dividing Over 27 Hours (YouTube .54 min.)

Visualizations - Word Cloud Created Using Chapter 1 of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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Teaching Guides

Random House Teacher's Guide to The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (includes guided reading and discussion questions for each chapter; writing prompts for language arts, social studies, and science; topics for further discussion; other titles of interest; online resources; cast of characters; and timeline) *opens as PDF

Southern Methodist University website on The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (includes issues for discussion, audio and video resources, and the "Why Should You Care? The Top Ten Reasons")

LaGuardia Community College website on The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (includes detailed overview, study guides, resources by subject, and timelines)

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Rebecca Skloot

Website for Skloot and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Facebook page for Skloot and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Selected Book Reviews

"A Legacy of Life" (Douglas Whynott, Boston Globe, Jan. 30, 2010)

"A Woman's Undying Gift to Science" (Dwight Garner, New York Times, Feb. 2, 2010)

"Book Review: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" (Eric Roston, The Washington Post, Jan. 31, 2010)

"Eternal Life" (Lisa Margonelli, New York Times Sunday Book Review, Feb. 5, 2010)

"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" (Hilary Mantel, The Guardian, May 21, 2010)

"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" (Laura Miller, Salon.com, Feb. 7, 2010)

Selected Interviews

"College Freshmen Learn from Henrietta Lacks" (NPR Talk of the Nation - audio 16:57 min.)

"Tracing the 'Immortal' Cells of Henrietta Lacks" (NPR Fresh Air - audio 32:40 min.)

Interview at Colbert Nation (video 5:47 min.)

"Recounting an Untold Story" (The Wall Street Journal)

"Rebecca Skloot on Narrating History" (nieman storyboard)

Related Articles

"A Lasting Gift to Medicine that Wasn't Really a Gift" (Denise Grady, New York Times, Feb. 1, 2010) *opens in Google Books

"The Double-Edged Helix" (Michael Rogers, Rolling Stone, March 25, 1976) *opens as PDF

"The Miracle of HeLa" (Ebony Magazine, June 1976) *opens in Google Books

"25 Years After Death, Black Mother's Cells Live for Cancer Study" (JET Magazine, April 1, 1976) *opens in Google Books

"Her Cells Made Her Immortal" (Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun, March 19, 1997)

Other Resources

The Lacks Family website

The Henrietta Lacks Foundation

Henrietta Lacks - CBS Sunday Morning (YouTube 9:20 min.; or view at CBS website)

HeLa Cells Dividing Over 27 Hours (YouTube .54 min.)

Visualizations - Word Cloud Created Using Chapter 1 of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Teaching Guides

Random House Teacher's Guide to The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (includes guided reading and discussion questions for each chapter; writing prompts for language arts, social studies, and science; topics for further discussion; other titles of interest; online resources; cast of characters; and timeline) *opens as PDF

Southern Methodist University website on The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (includes issues for discussion, audio and video resources, and the "Why Should You Care? The Top Ten Reasons")

LaGuardia Community College website on The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (includes detailed overview, study guides, resources by subject, and timelines)