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Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. Born a poor black tobacco farmer, her cancer cells - taken without her knowledge - became a multimillion-dollar industry and one of the m

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. Born a poor black tobacco farmer, her cancer cells - taken without her knowledge (a black woman )- became a multimillion-dollar industry and one of the m

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower / Stephen Chbosky. One of my all-time favorite books. And soon to be a movie with Emma Watson!

The Kite Runner (unfinished; I couldn't continue after reading the rape part in the beginning; I should try reading this again now, I think I can now)

The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini. Chilling, but well worth the read.

My Sister's Keeper

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Favorite Books Covers - To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill A Mockingbird, This is a study guide for To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. During the first half of To Kill A Mockingbird Harper Lee constructs a sweet and affectionate portrait of growing up in the vanished world of small town Alabama.

Think I missed the important parts..felt like it was a tall tale...

My absolute all time favorite. "Life of Pi" by Yann Martel. A fantasy novel that explores fact and fiction, spirituality and rationality. I have read it over and over and find new meanin every time.

SOUTH CAROLINA: "The Secret Life of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd. Lily Owens is a young girl growing up in 1960s South Carolina with an abusive father and an African-American nanny who serves as a surrogate mother. But when her nanny lands herself in jail for insulting some white men, Lily breaks her out and the two run away and are taken in by three eccentric bee-keeping sisters, where Lily learns the secrets and rituals of honey bees, and intimate details of her mother's past.

Sue Monk Kidd’s The Secret Life of Bees, a heartwarming coming of age tale set in South Carolina, a multi-million copy New York Times bestseller, now an award-winning… read more at Kobo.

'Memoirs of a Geisha' by Arthur Golden: The "memoirs" of one of Japan's most celebrated geishas describes how, as a little girl in 1929, she is sold into slavery; her efforts to learn the arts of the geisha; the impact of World War II; and her struggle to reinvent herself to win the man she loves.

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden. This book chronicles the fascinating life of Chiyo, who is sold to a geisha house, where she later becomes the star geisha, Sayuri. Excellent read and although not as good the movie was well worth seeing

"The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" by J.R.R. Tolkien. The brilliance and wonderment to be found in 'The Fellowship' is worthy of any adventure seeker. Herein lies beauties that entice the imagination and draw forth the heart from their captive state of mere contentment in the world, when infinite pleasures and adventures awaits.

Tolkien, when all turns sour in Middle Earth, all forces must join to defeat evil, setting all previous rivalry.