Small great things a novel
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Contributors:
McDonald, Audra, narrator.
Campbell, Cassandra, narrator.
Fliakos, Ari, narrator.
Published:
New York : [Ashland, OR] : Random House Audio ; Distributed by Blackstone Audio, [2016].
Format:
CD audio book
Physical Desc:
13 sound discs (16 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Reading Level:
IL: UG - BL: 5.7 - AR Pts: 24
Status:
Description

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - With richly layered characters and a gripping moral dilemma that will lead readers to question everything they know about privilege, power, and race, Small Great Things is the stunning new page-turner from Jodi Picoult.

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE

" Picoult] offers a thought-provoking examination of racism in America today, both overt and subtle. Her many readers will find much to discuss in the pages of this topical, moving book."-- Booklist (starred review)

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 Small Great Things

" Small Great Things is the most important novel Jodi Picoult has ever written. . . . It will challenge her readers . . . and] expand our cultural conversation about race and prejudice." -- The Washington Post

"A novel that puts its finger on the very pulse of the nation that we live in today . . . a fantastic read from beginning to end, as can always be expected from Picoult, this novel maintains a steady, page-turning pace that makes it hard for readers to put down." -- San Francisco Book Review

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780735210172, 0735210179
Reading Level:
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Level 5.7, 24 Points

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General Note
Unabridged.
General Note
Title from web page.
General Note
Compact discs.
Participants/Performers
Read by Audra McDonald with Cassandra Campbell and Ari Fliakos.
Description
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.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Picoult, J., McDonald, A., Campbell, C., & Fliakos, A. (2016). Small great things: a novel. New York : [Ashland, OR]: Random House Audio ; Distributed by Blackstone Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Jodi Picoult et al.. 2016. Small Great Things: A Novel. New York : [Ashland, OR]: Random House Audio ; Distributed by Blackstone Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Jodi Picoult et al., Small Great Things: A Novel. New York : [Ashland, OR]: Random House Audio ; Distributed by Blackstone Audio, 2016.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Picoult, Jodi, Audra McDonald, Cassandra Campbell, and Ari Fliakos. Small Great Things: A Novel. New York : [Ashland, OR]: Random House Audio ; Distributed by Blackstone Audio, 2016.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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