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A time to stand, Robert Whitlow

Label
A time to stand
Title
A time to stand
Statement of responsibility
Robert Whitlow
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Adisa Johnson, an African-American lawyer, visits hometown Campbellton, Ga., after her aunt suffers a stroke, she doesn't expect to stay for long. However, after being fired from her law firm, she begins exploring job opportunities in the area. When she hears that a young African-American boy is in a coma after being shot by a white police officer, her initial reaction is sympathy, though she has no desire to get involved. But then a twist will lead her to the trial in the least expected way: as defense attorney for the police officer. Adisa is a selfless protagonist conflicted about representing the officer but dedicated to her principles. The policeman, Luke Nelson, spends a lot of time insisting on his innocence and very little time expressing remorse for almost ending an innocent boy's life, making it difficult to empathize with him
Summary
Adisa Johnson, a young African American attorney, is living her dream of practicing law with a prestigious firm in downtown Atlanta. Then a split-second mistake changes the course of her career. Left with no other options, Adisa returns to her hometown where a few days earlier a white police officer shot an unarmed black teen who is now lying comatose in the hospital. Adisa is itching to jump into the fight as a special prosecutor, but feels pulled to do what she considers unthinkable--defend the officer. As the court case unfolds, everyone in the small community must confront their own prejudices
Theme
Tone
Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2017.
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10576993
Cataloging source
DLC
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1954-
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Whitlow, Robert
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American lawyers
  • Women lawyers
  • Race relations
Target audience
adult
Label
A time to stand, Robert Whitlow
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes discussion questions
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21096122
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
399 pages
Isbn
9780718083038
Lccn
2017012470
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn962835101
  • (OCoLC)962835101
Label
A time to stand, Robert Whitlow
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes discussion questions
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21096122
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
399 pages
Isbn
9780718083038
Lccn
2017012470
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn962835101
  • (OCoLC)962835101

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    • Pike County Public Library - Winslow BranchBorrow it
      105 Center St., Winslow, IN, 47598, US
      38.38308 -87.217424

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