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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks2012: Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (The) 

by Rebecca Skloot
Scientists know her as HeLa. Henrietta was a poor tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first “immortal” human cells grown in culture are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than 60 years.
Available in e-reader format, audio CD and large print.
Purchase information: $16.00
 

Why Women Should Rule the World2012: Why Women Should Rule the World

by Dee Dee Meyers
In this blend of memoir, social history and call to action, this book shows us a not-too-distant future in which increasing numbers of women reach the top ranks of politics, business, science and academia. Reflecting on her tenure in the Clinton administration, the author assesses the crucial but long ignored strengths that female leaders bring to the table.
This is a large print book; audio CD and e-reader versions available.
Purchase information: $24.95
 

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