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Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, The

Selected for the 2017-18 One Book, One Campus Project


This Libguide is recreated with the permission of Erica Swenson Danowitz at Delaware County Community College Library.  

It has been customized for the Lorain County Community College One Book, One Campus Initiative by Bethany Miller, Reference Librarian.  

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