Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult - Book Summary - Readtrepreneur(Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book, but an unofficial summary.)
Who would have thought that the discrimination of a black woman could lead to so many tragedies unfolding? This book Small Great Things tells the story of Ruth, adiscriminated black woman from the perspectives of the main characters Turk, Kennedy and Ruth herself. Ruth was relieved from her duties as a delivery nurse because of herskin colour by a White Supremacist father. The baby she was supposed to attend to died while Ruth was alone with the baby in the bursary and this led to a court case that would teach us lessons aboutempathy, forgiveness and love.(Note: This summary is wholly written and published by Readtrepreneur It is not affiliated with the original author in any way)
"Some lessons can't be taught. They simply have to be learned." - Jodi Picoult
This incident has not only affected Ruth's life but also the people around her, especially her son, Edison. However, with empathy, forgiveness and love, all things canheal. Racism comes in many forms; active racism, passive racism and even when we are being overly nice to the minority groups.
P.S. Small Great Things is an important novel that not only sheds light on discrimination that people of colour face but also teaches us important values in life that we must keep close to our hearts.