Shine (Short Story): A Short Story by Jodi Picoult

Shine (Short Story): A Short Story

byJodi Picoult

Kobo ebook | September 13, 2016

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Jodi Picoult tackles issues of race and privilege in this ebook original short story, a prequel to her upcoming novel Small Great Things. In “Shine,” the master storyteller and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Leaving Time and My Sister’s Keeper introduces readers to the unforgettable Ruth Brooks.
 
Today is Ruth’s first day of third grade at Dalton. The prestigious institution on New York’s Upper East Side couldn’t be more different from her old school in Harlem. Despite being the smartest girl in her grade, Ruth suspects that her classmates and teachers only see her dark skin. She also notices that Christina, the daughter of her mother’s employer, treats Ruth very differently when they’re hanging out with the popular girls rather than playing together. Ruth must navigate between two worlds, never losing sight of the dreams she has for herself—in hopes that someday, someone will see her for who she really is.
 
Includes a preview of Jodi Picoult’s highly anticipated new novel, Small Great Things!
 
Praise for Jodi Picoult
 
“Picoult writes with unassuming brilliance.”**—Stephen King**
 
“It’s hard to exaggerate how well Picoult writes.”**—*Financial Times***
 
“Picoult writes with a fine touch, a sharp eye for detail, and a firm grasp of the delicacy and complexity of human relationships.”**—*The Boston Globe***
 
“Picoult is a master of the craft of storytelling.”**—Associated Press**

Title:Shine (Short Story): A Short StoryFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 13, 2016Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0399178538

ISBN - 13:9780399178535

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great little prequel I didn't realize there was a short story leading up to Small Great things unless after I had read the novel. This is a quick little glimpse of life for Ruth Jefferson and the prejudices she faces as she starts at a more privileged school on scholarship. Up until now, Ruth was a little more sheltered and hadn't seen much that differed between her life and the white world. As she is in third grade at a new school, Ruth is very smart and shows athletic promise but she is forced to see herself as different from the other children. Interesting quick little lead up to what is to come in Small Great Things which is a great thing in itself.
Date published: 2017-01-26