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Small Great Things
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March 1, 2020
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April 1, 2020

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Karen • The Book Return
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The title comes from a quote from Martin Luther King Jr.

If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way

Ruth is an African-American labor and delivery nurse at a small Connecticut hospital. When a white supremacist bars Ruth from touching his baby, Ruth is put in a no win situation. After the baby dies the hospital uses Ruth as their scapegoat.

I absolutely adore Jodi Picoult. One of my top three books of all time is her
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In typical Jodi Picoult fashion, the plot pits two groups pulled from todays headlines. In this case, theres Ruth, a black labor and delivery nurse and the Bauer family, a white couple giving birth to their first child. The Bauers are active white supremacists. They object when Ruth attends to their son, and soon another nurse is assigned this child; Ruth is told not to touch the infant. The baby goes into cardiac arrest when Ruth is the sole nurse on duty, and
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