Small great things : a novel
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New York : Ballantine Books, [2016].
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First edition.
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470 pages ; 25 cm
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Round Rock Public Library - Adult (2nd floor)F PICOULT, JChecked OutNovember 9, 2021

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Book
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English
ISBN
0345544951, 9780345544957 (hbk.)
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Level 5.7, 24 Points

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"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"--,Provided by publisher.
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2016-10-11,JD

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APA Citation (style guide)

Picoult, J. (2016). Small great things: a novel (First edition.). Ballantine Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Picoult, Jodi, 1966-. 2016. Small Great Things: A Novel. New York: Ballantine Books.

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Picoult, Jodi, 1966-. Small Great Things: A Novel New York: Ballantine Books, 2016.

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Picoult, Jodi. Small Great Things: A Novel First edition., Ballantine Books, 2016.

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