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Take my hand

Perkins-Valdez, Dolen2022
Montgomery, Alabama. 1973. Fresh out of nursing school, Civil Townsend has big plans to make a difference in her 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 tumbledown cabin, she's surprised to find that her new patients are 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 their welfare benefits, that's reason enough to have the girls on birth control. As Civil grapples with her new responsibilities, she takes India and Erica into her heart and comes to care for their family as though they were her own. But one day she arrives at their door to discover the unthinkable has happened, and nothing will ever be the same.
Main title:
Take my hand / Dolen Perkins-Valdez.
London : Phoenix Books, 2022.©2022
359 pages ; 24 cm.
First published in the United States by Berkley, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.
Dewey class:
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryAdult Fiction - GeneralPERKOn Reserve Shelf - Awaiting collection within 10 days of this date. (Set: 21 Jun 2024)
Hampton LibraryAdult Fiction - GeneralPERKAvailable
Sandringham LibraryAdult Fiction - GeneralPERKAvailable
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