The book list provided below is a good resource for you when trying to select a book for your on-going, Independent Reading requirement. Your goal is to always have a book you are reading and to bring it with you wherever you go, just like your planner.The books are organized by groups for easy reference. Simply click on the book title link to view additional information.If you have a suggestion for a good book to read, add an index card to the bulletin board in the classroom, and I will review and add suggested titles here.If you are interested in telling your peers more about the books you are reading, check out the blog pages! If you do not notice that I have added a suggested title, please let me know!
by Rebecca Skloot Year Published: AverageThis important work of non-fiction was authored by an inquiring mind who first learned about HeLA cells in her Community College Biology class. Based on the true story of a woman by the name of Henrietta Lacks, this book explores the ethics of major scientific research and experimentation which led to the creation of HeLA cells, attributed to many major medical breakthroughs since the 1950s. HeLa cells are found in nearly every research lab in the world and originated in cultured biopsies from Henrietta Lacks, an African American woman who died of cervical cancer in Baltimore in 1951. Her family never knew that her cells were cultivated and grown in cultures, leading to amazing discoveries and cures.