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Tuesday Morning Book Club

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Delta Township District Library
Lissa K. McLean Room
Join us to read and discuss great books. 
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Tuesday Morning Book Club

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Book Cover for Small Great Things
Delta Township District Library
Lissa K. McLean Room
Join us to read and discuss Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult. Find in Library Catalog | Request from MelCat

Summary:
Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital 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 patient. 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?

Ruth hesitates before performing CPR and, as a result, is charged with a serious crime. Kennedy McQuarrie, a white public defender, takes her case but gives unexpected advice: Kennedy insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is not a winning strategy. Conflicted by Kennedy's counsel, Ruth tries to keep life as normal as possible for her family--especially her teenage son--as the case becomes a media sensation. As the trial moves forward, Ruth and Kennedy must gain each other's trust, and come to see that what they've been taught their whole lives about others--and themselves--might be wrong.

With incredible empathy, intelligence, and candor, Jodi Picoult tackles race, privilege, prejudice, justice, and compassion--and doesn't offer easy answers. Small Great Things is a remarkable achievement from a writer at the top of her game.
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Tuesday Morning Book Club

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Capital Area One Book
Delta Township District Library
Lissa K. McLean Room
Join us to read and discuss There There by Tommy Orange. Find in Catalog.

Summary: 
Tommy Orange's wondrous and shattering novel follows twelve characters from Native communities: all traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, all connected to one another in ways they may not yet realize. Among them is Jacquie Red Feather, newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind. Dene Oxendene, pulling his life together after his uncle's death and working at the powwow to honor his memory. Fourteen-year-old Orvil, coming to perform traditional dance for the very first time. Together, this chorus of voices tells of the plight of the urban Native American--grappling with a complex and painful history, with an inheritance of beauty and spirituality, with communion and sacrifice and heroism. Hailed as an instant classic, There There is at once poignant and unflinching, utterly contemporary and truly unforgettable.

This program is presented as part of the Capital Area One Book community reading program. The 2020 title is There There by Tommy Orange. Visit our Event Calendar for other related events including book discussions and join Tommy Orange when he visits the Lansing Area on April 22. Sponsored by Capital Area District LibrariesLansing Community College, and Delta Township District Library
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Tuesday Morning Book Club

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Delta Township District Library
Lissa K. McLean Room
Join us to read and discuss great books. 
View More

Tuesday Morning Book Club

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Delta Township District Library
Lissa K. McLean Room
Join us to read and discuss great books. 
View More