Hello and welcome to TBR Thursday. This is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly Faye Reads, where you post a title from TBR and find out what other readers think about it. Considering I have literally over a thousand books, I thought this was the perfect meme for me.
This week, I’ve chosen Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult. One that has been on my TBR for a while. I’ve recently read and enjoyed ‘Wish You Were Here’ by Jodi and went to have a look at what else I own by her and it turns out, quite a few.
Ruth is a nurse who lives in a good neighbourhood, with a son of whom she could not be more proud.
Kennedy is a lawyer who prides herself on the work she does with disadvantaged minorities.
Turk is a man who believes in the ultimate supremacy of the white race – devastated by the tragic death of his newborn son.
As a grieving father cries for justice, the hospital seeks a scapegoat: and Ruth could lose everything she has worked so hard to build.
There is a fire raging, and we have two choices: we can turn our backs, or we can try to fight it. Yes, talking about racism is hard to do, and yes, we stumble over the words – but we who are white need to have this discussion among ourselves. Because then, even more of us will overhear, and – I hope – the conversation will spread.