Small Great Things

Discussion on: 
08/06/2018 7:00 PM
Book by: 
Jodi Picoult

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Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse 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 patients. 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?