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The Resource Small great things, Jodi Picoult, (text large print)

Small great things, Jodi Picoult, (text large print)

Label
Small great things
Title
Small great things
Statement of responsibility
Jodi Picoult
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This stunning new novel is Jodi Picoult at her finest--complete with unflinching insights, richly layered characters, and a page-turning plot with a gripping moral dilemma at its heart. Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years' experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she's been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don't want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene? Ruth hesitates before performing CPR and, as a result, is charged with a serious crime. Kennedy McQuarrie, a white public defender, takes her case but gives unexpected advice: Kennedy insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is not a winning strategy. Conflicted by Kennedy's counsel, Ruth tries to keep life as normal as possible for her family--especially her teenage son--as the case becomes a media sensation. As the trial moves forward, Ruth and Kennedy must gain each other's trust, and come to see that what they've been taught their whole lives about others--and themselves--might be wrong. With incredible empathy, intelligence, and candor, Jodi Picoult tackles race, privilege, prejudice, justice, and compassion--and doesn't offer easy answers. Small Great Things is a remarkable achievement from a writer at the top of her game. Praise for Jodi Picoult's Leaving Time "A riveting drama."--Us Weekly "[A] moving tale."--People "A fast-paced, surprise-ending mystery."--USA Today "Poignant. an entertaining story about parental love, friendship, loss."--The Washington Post"--
  • "A woman and her husband admitted to a hospital to have a baby requests that their nurse be reassigned - they are white supremacists and don't want Ruth, who is black, to touch their baby. The hospital complies, but the baby later goes into cardiac distress when Ruth is on duty. She hesitates before rushing in to perform CPR. When her indecision ends in tragedy, Ruth finds herself on trial, represented by a white public defender who warns against bringing race into a courtroom. As the two come to develop a truer understanding of each other's lives, they begin to doubt the beliefs they each hold most dear"--
Summary
  • A black neonatal nurse is charged with causing the death of a white supremacist’s newborn baby. The story is told from the points of view of the nurse, her attorney, and the baby’s heartbroken father. As always, Picoult’s attention to legal, organizational, and medical details help the tale ring true. What sets this book apart, though, are the uncomfortable points it makes about racism. The novel is both absorbing and thought-provoking, and will surely spark conversations among friends, families and book clubs. -- Laurie Van Court for LibraryReads
  • When a baby is born to a couple in hospital they request that the attending nurse, Ruth, be reassigned because she is black. They don't want her to touch their baby. The hospital complies but later when the baby goes into cardiac distress Ruth happens to be on duty and, conflicted, hesitates before performing CPR. Her indecision ends in tragedy and Ruth finds herself on trial represented by a white lawyer who warns her not to bring race into the courtroom.
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2016
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2016
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2016
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10515879
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DLC
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
800
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Small great things, Jodi Picoult, (text large print)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
727 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410463746
Lccn
2016036022
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)952982687
Label
Small great things, Jodi Picoult, (text large print)
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
727 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410463746
Lccn
2016036022
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)952982687

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