Holy cow, I looooved this book. I kept finishing each chapter wanting to exclaim "Why isn't this book required reading of every child in school yet??" Yes, I do realize it was published in 2009 and these things take time, but this story is something everyone should read. It brings up the tragic life of the Lacks family, the horrible conditions of blacks, and horrible things science would do to them. But this book does what the family always wanted, brought fame to the woman Henrietta Lacks and the miracle of her immortal cells.