The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot
“This book—which tells the story of a poor black woman whose cells were harvested and used for pivotal medical studies, without her knowledge—reminded me of the importance of research and the debt that we owe to those who have been part of it. The Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation and its Army of Women grew out of the need to help researchers find the women they need to study breast cancer.”
Recommended by Susan Love, M.D., a breast surgeon, the author of Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book ($22, amazon.com), and the president of the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation.
To buy: $16, amazon.com.