Parent reviews for The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Common Sense says

Real-life tearjerker shows how lies hurt, truth heals.
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age 17+
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Parent of a 2 and 9-year-old Written byNilus July 18, 2017


Although the details under 'sex' state "not applicable", under violence you will find details about a graphic rape of someone by her extended family.
Consent or not- this should also be included under 'sex'- common sense media missed this one big time.
Parent of a 5, 10, and 10-year-old Written bysilwuttke January 25, 2020


There is some violence like pictures and brief scenes of Henrietta being tortured some brief scenes of Deborah and her siblings being whipped there is also language like used twice: "f--k," "black b**ch," "a*s."

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Positive Messages
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Violence & scariness