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Take My Hand: The inspiring and unforgettable new novel from the New York Times bestseller

Take My Hand: The inspiring and unforgettable new novel from the New York Times bestseller (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Perkins-Valdez, Dolen

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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 thinks. When she is assi...gned 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, she suspects that something is amiss. She grows close to the family and becomes fiercely invested in their well-being. One day, she learns with horror that the girls have been involuntarily sterilized. Civil is shocked that such a heinous mistake could have taken place, and vows to get to the bottom of it. She soon discovers that this is no isolated event - but a pattern, far more serious than she ever imagined, targeting poor Black women. Could her clinic be responsible for the same type of malpractice and inhumanity that had been uncovered just one year prior, in 1972, when the Tuskegee Syphilis experiment made headlines? Had she, and the other Black nurses working with her, 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.
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ISBN 9781474622684
Released NZ 12 Apr 2022
Publisher Orion Publishing
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781474622684
Stock Available
Status In-stock at supplier; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Orion Publishing
Imprint Orion Books Ltd
Released 12 Apr 2022
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Perkins-Valdez, Dolen
Category Modern Fiction
Historical Fiction
True Stories
Birth Control, Contraception, Family Planning
Women's Health
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 154mm
Height: 236mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 440g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress African Americans - Fiction, Montgomery Ala - Fiction
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly