Summary Of The Book The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks

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In the book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Henrietta had a normal life before she found that she had cancer and everything change. Henrietta was born on August 1, 1920. When she was four years old her mom died and her father took the family back to his hometown of Clover. His father took them back to Clover so he could send his ten children to different relatives to live with them. Henrietta went to live with his grandfather and her cousin David or most people call him Day. Henrietta and Day 's work for their grandfather and sell the crop to a tobacco market. When Henrietta was a teen her cousin Day and her other cousin Crazy Joe had a big crush on her. But one time Crazy Joe try to kill himself over Henrietta. In the book it says, “Crazy Joe ran and jumped straight through the ice of a frozen pond and refused to come out until she agreed to go out with him.” No one really knows what happen between them. Henrietta and Day shared a bedroom and that 's when they started to date. After few months that 's when Henrietta and Day had their first baby boy name Lawrence. After four years they had another baby girl name Elsie. Elsie…show more content…
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a good book so far. This book sometimes make you wonder what other things have been taken from black people without them knowing what was going on. In this book it talks about how black people were treated and how they really didn 't get that much attention when they were in the hospital. When Henrietta told the doctor that their was something wrong with her the doctor didn 't do anything about but if she woulda been white the doctors would gone and check what wrong with her and try to find a way to cure her. This is something that I didn 't like how the white people treated the black people and i did not like the fact that the doctor took Henrietta cells even though the husband said he did not want them to take Henrietta cell. In this book it makes you think and wonder what was going on

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