Who am I?
Why did Jennifer love this book?
A fan of stories inspired by true events, I devoured this book. Civil Townsend is a Black nurse in post-segregation Montgomery, Alabama, who blows the whistle on a cruel injustice done to her patients.
She is tenacious, stubborn, and fierce about her beliefs and profession. While she strives to do right by her patients at the family planning clinic, she cannot stand by silently when she sees all the wrongs in their lives. The story follows her career from start to finish/retirement, and I found myself rooting for her at every step, every naysayer, and every obstacle along the way.