Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:30pm – 1:30pm

June Lunchtime Book Discussion

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

The novel is based on the true story of a labor and delivery nurse who was prohibited from caring for a newborn because the father requested that no African-American nurses tend to his baby. A medical crisis results in the infant’s death and a murder charge against a black nurse named Ruth Jefferson.  Jodi Picoult tackles race, privilege, prejudice, justice, and compassion—and doesn’t offer easy answers. Using the narratives of Ruth, the baby’s father, and the female public defender who takes Ruth’s case, Picoult examines multiple facets of racism. Small Great Things is an important and thought-provoking novel about power and prejudice that deserves to be read, digested, and shared with others.

Viola Davis and Julia Roberts will star in the soon to be released movie version.

Multiple copies are available at the main circulation desk.

Lunchtime Book Discussions are held the last Wednesday of the month and are free and open to the public.  No registration is required.

Admission: Free
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