TAKE MY HAND - THE INSPIRING AND UNFORGETTABLE BBC BETWEEN THE COVERS BOOK CLUB PICK

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A nurse at the Family Planning Clinic in Montgomery Alabama, Civil Townsend is passionate about putting choice into women''s hands. She brings the option of birth control to their doorsteps, and with it the right to determine their own destinies. Or so she believes. When she is assigned to administer birth control to two school-age Black girls, the Williams sisters, who live off an old unpaved road in a shack without running water, Civil can''t help but feel uneasy. She grows close to the family and becomes fiercely invested in their well-being. And then she makes a shocking discovery: the girls have been involuntarily sterilized. Civil is shocked that such a terrible mistake could have taken place, and vows to get to the bottom of it. She soon learns that this is no isolated event but a pattern, far more serious than she could ever have imagined, targeting poor Black women. Could her clinic be responsible? Had she and her fellow Black nurses been complicit? No matter how ugly, Civil is determined for the truth to be brought to light. Based on true events, Take My Hand brims with hope, compassion, and the burning pursuit of justice.


  • Auteur(s)

    Dolen Perkins-Valdez

  • Éditeur

    Phoenix

  • Distributeur

    Olf

  • Date de parution

    12/05/2022

  • EAN

    9781474622677

  • Disponibilité

    Disponible

  • Nombre de pages

    368 Pages

  • Longueur

    22.5 cm

  • Largeur

    15 cm

  • Épaisseur

    3 cm

  • Poids

    478 g

  • Support principal

    Grand format

Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Doolen Perkins-valdez enseigne la littérature à l'American University de Washington. Son troisième roman, Prends ma main, est sa première œuvre traduite en France.

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