“Take My Hand” by Dolen Perkins-Valdez tells the story of a recently graduated nurse who learns about an unethical medical program and becomes a whistleblower. The year is 1973 and determined to step out from her MD father’s shadow, Civil Townsend has found her first job as a nurse at a local community clinic rather than her father’s practice. Hoping to make a difference, Civil welcomes the opportunity to provide family planning advice and resources to her patients. That is until she’s faced with an ethical delimma avfter forming a connection with two preteen girls under her care.
Tag: <span>mental health</span>
A review of “The Darkest Child” by Delores Phillips, a novel about a preteen coming of age in a dysfunctional home and community with dreams of escaping both by obtaining an education.
If you’re interested in learning about the psychologist who helped design “The Doll Test” and co-founded the Northside Center for Child Development in Harlem, then my Mamie Phipps Clark Black History Facts profile is for you.
If you’re interested in learning about the neurologist who made tremendous contributions to the field of neurology, was a pioneer in Alzheimer’s research, and is recognized as America’s first Black psychiatrist, then my Solomon Carter Fuller Black History Facts profile is for you.
A review of “Transcendent Kingdom”, Yaa Gyasi’s sophomore novel about a neuroscience PhD candidate who reflects on her life, religion, and science.