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Just Mercy

a Story of Justice and Redemption
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Jun 09, 2021LPL_MaryW rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
There’s a reason why everyone and their mother has been reading this book. It’s an incredibly compelling true story of a young Black lawyer who uncovers a mountain of injustice to help vulnerable inmates who otherwise might have died in…
Mar 06, 2021delphimo rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
Harper Lee, the author of To Kill a Mockingbird, outlines the racial injustice in Monroeville, Alabama. Bryan Stevenson hammers home that racial injustice in the legal arena in his novel, Just Mercy. So much inequality in the justice for…
Feb 24, 2021KellyReader rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
What a remarkable book. Everyone should read it.
Jan 30, 2021sjanke2 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I'll be honest: I've been avoiding this book for years. I, a white woman, who knows zero incarcerated people, was too scared to read about the death penalty. Luckily, Jan selected this book for book club, and I downloaded the audiobook.…
Jan 12, 2021lyndasclater rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Such a great writer. So many trials and tribulations for African Americans, children, minorities. Just mercy - so important.
Jan 10, 2021Green_Cat_68 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I read Just Mercy in an optional book program over winter break, and found it a very touching and emotional novel. It details Bryan Stevenson’s experiences freeing wrongly convicted individuals from death row and his own stories involving…
Jan 02, 2021K4Hiemstra rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Such an eye opening book. It evokes many emotions; frustration, anger, heart break. Well written and on my highly recommend list.
Dec 02, 2020pacl_teens rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Just Mercy by Brian Stevenson tells the heartbreaking true story of what it is like to be on the front lines of the United States death row. Stevenson is a lawyer, who moves to Alabama in order to achieve his dream of being a civil rights…
Nov 09, 2020pokano rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Important book by Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative. If you liked the movie, Just Mercy, this book offers even more cases of injustice, most likely based on race, poverty, and disability, than the movie did.…
Nov 08, 2020pamsloane rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
One of my new favorite non-fiction books and so grateful that Greenwich Reads Together chose this as one of our selections this year. I am hopeful that the work of Bryan Stevenson and his Equal Justice Initiative will be a beneficial…
Aug 22, 2020
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Jun 12, 2020
"Just Mercy" is a true story about the injustices in the American criminal justice and prison systems in the 1980s. Author Bryan Stevenson recalls his time as a lawyer defending those falsely accused and harshly convicted. His most…
Jul 28, 2019LucasHill rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
"Why do we want to kill all the broken people?" Attorney Stevenson relates that, especially in capital punishment legal cases in which people of color, people with disabilities, and people with meager means are involved, it is tremendously…
Jul 26, 2019
Difficult Reads - Feb 2019
Jun 28, 2019Hillsboro_JenF rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
The United States has the highest rate of incarceration in the world, and sometimes it’s hard to sympathize with prisoners who are just faces behind bars. Stevenson manages to humanize them and help us to understand how the system has…
Jun 16, 2019cannotbeheard rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This is a must-read! This book has many examples and stories of Bryan Stevenson and his team working hard to right the wrongs of the justice system. He has such a positive attitude, strong faith, and enthralling stories. I listened to the…
Apr 19, 2019reader925 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
What a powerful and moving book! It should definitely be read by law students and police academy students alike. Our justice system needs a big revamping. I learned so much and my heart was pulled out of my chest so many times during my…
Mar 22, 2019
I was assigned Just Mercy to read for a peer tutoring class I am in, where one of my all-time favorite teachers was hoping to educate us on social justice issues in our country. Not only did Just Mercy educate us, it really opens your…
Nov 06, 2018cknightkc rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
JUST MERCY is one of the most powerful and thought-provoking books I have ever read. This heartbreaking and inspiring memoir by Bryan Stevenson deals with multiple issues that still affect our country today. These include: race, class,…
Oct 23, 2018becker rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
This book uses a series of case studies to explore the practice of incarceration in the United States. It is written by a lawyer - Bryan Stevenson, who works with Death Row prisoners in Alabama. Reading this book was an eye-opening…
Aug 23, 2018KMertes89 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Great book. This is a must read for learning more about the injusticies of the legal system. Bryan stevenson is a truely incredibly person.
Jun 10, 2018peacebenow rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Stevenson should run for public office. He is someone who really supports the underrepresented, poor people in our country. The prison system, esp the private prison systems in the southern US, systematically apprehend and prosecute people…
Apr 02, 2018wendyfath rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
This is an incredibly convincing critique and expose' of the American judicial system. This is not just a book for those interested in justice; it's a book that all citizens should read.
Mar 15, 2018orange_lobster_23 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Anyone who has heard Bryan Stephenson speak about the horrible inequities in the criminal justice system can't help but be moved and angered. The reader feels drawn into every court case and involved with each conclusion. A must read…
Mar 10, 2018DBRL_ReginaF rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Of all the book on our justice system that I have read, this is one of the very best. It definitely puts a human face on it case after heartbreaking case.