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The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks

The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks
Author(s): 
Rebecca Skloot
Description: 
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer, yet her cells--taken without her knowledge--became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first "immortal" human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer and viruses; helped lead to in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions. Yet Henrietta Lacks is buried in an unmarked grave. Her family did not learn of her "immortality" until more than twenty years after her death, when scientists began using her husband and children in research without informed consent. The story of the Lacks family is inextricably connected to the dark history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics, and the legal battles over whether we control the stuff we are made of.
Call Number: 
616.027 Skl
Format: 
Book

Stupid fast

Stupid fast
Author(s): 
Geoff Herbach
Description: 
Just before his sixteenth birthday, Felton Reinstein has a sudden growth spurt that turns him from a small, jumpy, picked-on boy with the nickname of "Squirrel Nut" to a powerful athlete, leading to new friends, his first love, and the courage to confront his family's past and current problems.
Call Number: 
YA FIC Her
Format: 
Book

Anahita's woven riddle

Anahita's woven riddle
Author(s): 
Meghan Nuttall Sayres
Description: 
In Iran, more than 100 years ago, a young girl with three suitors gets permission from her father and a holy man to weave into her wedding rug a riddle to be solved by her future husband, which will ensure that he has wit to match hers.
Call Number: 
YA FIC Say
Format: 
Book

The amazing Maurice and his educated rodents

The amazing Maurice and his educated rodents
Author(s): 
Terry Pratchett
Description: 
A talking cat, intelligent rats, and a strange boy cooperate in a Pied Piper scam until they try to con the wrong town and are confronted by a deadly evil rat king.
Call Number: 
YA FIC Pra
Format: 
Book

Life of Pi

Life of Pi
Author(s): 
Yann Martel
Description: 
After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship in the Pacific, one solitary lifeboat remains, carrying a hyena, a zebra, a female orangutan, a Bengal tiger, and a 16-year-old Indian boy named Pi. His story is a dazzling work of imagination that will delight and astound listerners in equal measure. It is a triumph of storytelling and a tale that will as one character puts it, make you believe in God.
Call Number: 
FIC Mar
Format: 
Book

Just one day

Just one day
Author(s): 
Gayle Forman
Description: 
Sparks fly when American good girl Allyson encounters laid-back Dutch actor Willem, so she follows him on a whirlwind trip to Paris, upending her life in just one day and prompting a year of self-discovery and the search for true love.
Call Number: 
YA FIC For
Format: 
Book

OCD, the dude, and me

OCD, the dude, and me
Author(s): 
Lauren Roedy Vaughn
Description: 
Danielle Levine stands out even at her alternative high school--in appearance and attitude--but when her scathing and sometimes raunchy English essays land her in a social skills class, she meets Daniel, another social misfit who may break her resolve to keep everyone at arm's length.
Call Number: 
YA FIC Vau
Format: 
Book

Once

Once
Author(s): 
Anna Carey
Description: 
In the second book of this dystopian adventure, Eve will come face to face with the king who has been ruthlessly hunting her--and learn shocking truth about who she really is.
Call Number: 
YA FIC Car
Format: 
Book

Leviathan

Leviathan
Author(s): 
Scott Westerfeld
Keith Thompson
Description: 
In an alternate 1914 Europe, fifteen-year-old Austrian Prince Alek, on the run from the Clanker Powers who are attempting to take over the globe using mechanical machinery, forms an uneasy alliance with Deryn who, disguised as a boy to join the British Air Service, is learning to fly genetically-engineered beasts.
Call Number: 
YA FIC Wes
Format: 
Book

Clockwork angel

Clockwork angel
Author(s): 
Cassandra Clare
Description: 
When sixteen-year-old orphan Tessa Fell's older brother suddenly vanishes, her search for him leads her into Victorian-era London's dangerous supernatural underworld, and when she discovers that she herself is a Downworlder, she must learn to trust the demon-killing Shadowhunters if she ever wants to learn to control her powers and find her brother.
Call Number: 
YA FIC Cla
Format: 
Book