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Title: Small Great Things
Authors: Picoult, Jodi
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 467
Year: 2016
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Language: English
Description: Ruth Jefferson, an African American labour and delivery nurse, faces a dreadful dilemma - follow the hospital's ruling that she is not to care for the child of white supremacists or throw caution to the wind and intervene when the baby stops breathing. This no-win situation leads to Ruth's appearance in court relying on a white lawyer who is convinced arguing racism will not keep her out of prison.

Powerful and compelling, and narrated from three different viewpoints, this is a courageous story confronting racism and white privilege in 21st century America.
Categories: Fiction, Contemporary, Grief/loss, Human Rights, Morals/Ethics, Relationships, America, 2019 Titles

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By: CHCH 449 2018-10-07 22:18:42
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The group was truly divided on this one - two members loved it, two members hated it (although only one of those two actually read it all), another three members had mixed feelings, and one just couldn't find the energy to read it past the first few chapters. Consequently we had a lively discussion on racial issues, characters and prejudices.

 
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