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by Author Dawne Allette



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Hela introduces young readers to the remarkable story of story of Henrietta Lacks, an African American woman whose cancer cells revolutionised medical science. This book charts Henrietta’s life, from her upbringing in Virginia through to the births of her five children, before she passed away aged 31 from cervical cancer. Henrietta’s cells lived on, taking from her tumour while she was undergoing surgery without her knowledge, leading to the discovery of the first ‘immortal cell line’, and giving Henrietta the name ‘the mother of modern medicine’.


About the Author


Author Dawne Allette

Author Dawne Allette, a native of Grenada, West Indies, has written a number of children’s picture books that are noted for their inspiration, lyricism and humour. She has lived in Britain and Iran and now resides in Baltimore, USA. She teaches creative writing and is a literacy programme facilitator for Baltimore Public Schools. She is also a journalist for the Baltimore Timesnewspaper.

Spending our afternoon thinking about what the weekend might mean for some besides a break from work.

Where do we go when the cameras are off and our 9-5 social interactions are paused?


"There is a shared desire to matter, to have a life that means something" - @vpofrances

What does a life that means something look like for Abyssinians slaves in 19th century Iran?

In The Palace of Flowers delves deeply into this.

NOW OUT IN THE UK: https://t.co/O5XHiOtyNV

Reflecting on the UK launch event for Victoria Princewill's ( @vpofrances) In The Palace of Flowers last night and the conversations about legacy and heritage, we remember this thread by @BlackIranians where song is an anchor to identity and singing a form of reclamation. https://t.co/zbB84KorHV

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