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The Resource Take my hand, Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Take my hand, Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Label
Take my hand
Title
Take my hand
Statement of responsibility
Dolen Perkins-Valdez
Title variation
Take my hand
Title variation remainder
a novel
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Inspired by true events that rocked the nation, a profoundly moving novel about a Black nurse in post-segregation Alabama who blows the whistle on a terrible wrong done to her patients, from the New York Times bestselling author of Wench. Montgomery, Alabama, 1973. Fresh out of nursing school, Civil Townsend has big plans to make a difference, especially in her African American community. At the Montgomery Family Planning Clinic, she intends to help women make their own choices for their lives and bodies. But when her first week on the job takes her down a dusty country road to a worn-down one-room cabin, she's shocked to learn that her new patients, India and Erica, are children-just eleven and thirteen years old. Neither of the Williams sisters has even kissed a boy, but they are poor and Black, and for those handling the family's welfare benefits, that's reason enough to have the girls on birth control. As Civil grapples with her role, she takes India, Erica, and their family into her heart. Until one day she arrives at the door to learn the unthinkable has happened, and nothing will ever be the same for any of them. Decades later, with her daughter grown and a long career in her wake, Dr. Civil Townsend is ready to retire, to find her peace, and to leave the past behind. But there are people and stories that refuse to be forgotten. That must not be forgotten. Because history repeats what we don't remember."--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
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Perkins-Valdez, Dolen
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3616.E7484
LC item number
T35 2022
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reproductive rights
  • African American women
  • Involuntary sterilization
  • Eugenics
  • Droits génésiques
  • Noires américaines
  • Stérilisation eugénique
  • Eugénisme
  • United States
  • États-Unis
Label
Take my hand, Dolen Perkins-Valdez
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
359 pages
Isbn
9780593337691
Lccn
2021032916
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)on1306070521
Label
Take my hand, Dolen Perkins-Valdez
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
359 pages
Isbn
9780593337691
Lccn
2021032916
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)on1306070521

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