"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot
If this book had not been assigned in my biology class, I would never have read it, because I would never have heard of it. But it is a super good book, and it will only ever get glowing reviews from me when people ask me about it. I strongly recommend this book to everyone, whether you failed every science class you ever took or you plan to major in biology. This book tells an American story, a human story, that deserves to be heard.
Golden Line: "She's the most important person in the world and her family living in poverty. If our mother is so important to science, why can't we get health insurance?"