My thoughts on Jodi Picoult’s Small Great Things is up on the blog. This reflection is very different than what I initially thought it would be. Go check it out! Link is in my bio!
Planning to knock out the rest of these books before August. Any other recommendations ? —
Snippet from my reflection on Small Great Things:
We need this type of literature from people who look like Picoult. We need white people to discuss racism amongst themselves, to become more aware of how race functions in this country, and how the fact that many of them haven’t had to think about it, is exactly what distinguishes their privilege. I love this line from Picoult’s Author’s Note: “When it comes to social justice, the role of the white ally is not to be a savior or a fixer. Instead the role of the ally is to find other white people and talk to make them see that many benefits they’ve enjoyed in life are direct results of the fact that someone else did not have the same benefits.”