E-Book of the Week: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Librarian Lindy A. Moore recommends "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," by author Rebecca Skloot, as this week's downloadable e-book.
Henrietta Lacks was a poor Southern farmer, the ancestor of slaves. She
soon became one of the most important people in medical history, without her
even knowing it. Her impact can still be felt today.
Author Rebecca Skloot does an amazing job telling the story of Henrietta
Lacks and her family with great respect and rich detail. This fantastic
tale is now on my "must read" list, especially for anyone interested in the
medical field. I was amazed at the facets of medical research and the
history of medicine during the 1950s. The boldness of medical research
without consent is appalling. The impact that Henrietta's legacy has had on
her family is devastating. What a truly powerful read and tribute.
Lindy A. Moore
Douglas County Public Libraries-Dog River Branch
What the heck is an E-Book and who can download them?
The West Georgia Regional Library System, which includes Douglas, Paulding, Carroll, Haralson, and Heard Counties, launched the 3M Cloud Library e-book system in October 2012. Any library patron with a valid PINES Library card from any branch of the West Georgia Regional Library System may check out an e-book. E-books may be downloaded to computers, iPhones, iPads, iPods, and Android devices, as well as dedicated e-readers such as Nooks, Kobos, and Kindle Fires. Simply log on to our website http://wgrl.net/e-books/, and follow the quick start instructions. It is that simple! E-books check out for two weeks at a time and are renewable if not on hold. Only one e-book may be checked out at a time, per card. Books may be returned early.
After two weeks, books will automatically disappear from your device so you will never have a late fee from an e-book! Please see your local branch for more information. Valid library card and PIN required for access.
Our collection is growing every month, so be sure to come back often to see the many wonderful books that we have available http://ebook.3m.com/library/WestGeorgiaRegLib/.