Shine (Short Story): A Short Story

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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
4.2
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Amy Waters
December 18, 2016
A short story, inviting you to reflect on the effects children endured from growing up in a time when skin color mattered and defined you before you had a chance to define yourself.
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A. Yolanda
September 14, 2016
Amazing. Such a great introduction to a lovely character Ruth. I love her immediately. Picoult (once again) creates another powerful character and story
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Hilary Wagner
August 12, 2016
Small Great Things was Excellent! Quick, engrossing read, as Jodi's books usually are! Very thought-provoking... and definitely timely (especially in this political climate, unfortunate and sad as that is!). I look forward to reading this prequel!
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About the author

Jodi Picoult is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty-five novels, including Small Great Things, Leaving Time, The Storyteller, Lone Wolf, Sing You Home, House Rules, Handle with Care, Change of Heart, Nineteen Minutes, and My Sister’s Keeper. She is also the author, with daughter Samantha van Leer, of two young adult novels, Between the Lines and Off the Page. Picoult lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children.

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