I’m almost embarrassed to say this was my first ever Jodi Picoult book. After finishing it, I immediately added many of her titles to my Goodreads “Want to Read” bookshelf.
Ruth is a labor and delivery nurse with more than twenty years of experience. She begins caring for a newborn, a newborn whose parents are white supremacists. In addition to being a highly-qualified, professional and skilled L&D nurse, Ruth is also African American.
Small Great Things is written from three different points of view: a nurse, a white supremacist and a public defender.
Of course, the story is timely, it always will be… and it opened my eyes to a world I often forget exists: the world of white supremacy. I highly recommend this book to pretty much anyone. Jodi Picoult leaves questions for the reader to try and answer. This is one of the most important novels I’ve ever read.
I’ve also heard a movie is on its way…