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Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

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Buy your own personal paperback edition of Just Mercy from the STLCC-Florissant Valley Bookstore and receive a 20% discount.

Awards:

New York Times Bestseller | Named one of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times • The Washington Post • The Boston Globe • The Seattle Times • Esquire • Time
 
Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction | Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction | Winner of a Books for a Better Life Award | Finalist for the Los Angeles Book Prize | Finalist for the Kirkus Reviews Prize | An American Library Association Notable Book. 
Read more about Just Mercy from the Equal Justice Initiative (EIJ) web site.

The reviews are in....

The Incorrigible Corgi, Mr. Hudson says: “I loved it. Just Mercy is great as an appetizer!”

Photo credit: John Furlong's copy of Just Mercy as chewed upon by his beloved dog, Mr. Hudson.

"The true measure of our character....

Random House describes Just Mercy as:

A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice — from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time.

Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machinations, and legal brinksmanship—and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever.

Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer’s coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of justice.

Related Books Available at STLCC Libraries

Fiction:

 

Equal Justice Initiative

Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy, is the executive director and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI). The work of the EJI focuses on these areas:

STLCC Library Catalog: Related Resources

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