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"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"

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Upset over the graphic nature of a passage in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, a parent in Knoxville, Tennessee is taking her complaint to the district level and attempting to have the book removed from all local county schools.

The New York Times bestselling biography of Henrietta Lacks—an African-American woman whose cervical cancer cells were used, unknowingly, for research in the 1950s—was included in L&N Stem Academy’s summer reading list and it was there where sophomore son of Jackie Sims came across the following passage: Follow this link to read the rest.


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