Take My Hand

Perkins-Valdez, Dolen

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Fresh from nursing school, Civil Townsend is excited to be working for the Montgomery Family Planning Clinic, with some of her earliest duties requiring her to administer a still experimental drug.

Even more startling to her is to discover that some of the intended recipients of the birth control injections are innocent children - Erica and India are only eleven and thirteen, and worse is to come when Civil challenges what is being meted out to them by a health system supposedly there to help them.

Inspired by real-life events of the 1970s, this is a powerful story both horrifying and hopeful, that wrestles with reproductive injustice, medical ethics and racism.



AUCK 150
We enjoyed this book immensely - quite immature writing but an interesting and informative story for all of us. So hard to believe that people can be so racist.