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Shine (Short Story) - A Short Story

Jodi Picoult

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 From the eBook edition.

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 From the eBook edition.
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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 From the eBook edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Audra McDonald

Length:

1h 6m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:28


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:55


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:53


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:34


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:13


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:58


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:26


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:40


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:25


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:29


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:03


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:43


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

00:29