Just Mercy

  • Type: Books
  • By: Bryan Stevenson
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Non-Fiction
  • Recommended by: Monica T.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780812994520
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A powerful and courageous testimony of injustice and racial and economic violence

Stevenson, lawyer, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative brings us true accounts of the criminalization of those most marginalized within our society; including juveniles, mentally ill, the disabled, and victims of false conviction fueled by racism. Stevenson exposes us to the brutal realities of underrepresentation, abuse, discrimination and corruption within the prison system. Just Mercy informs us of the persistence of oppression and the merely transforming, yet unyielding efforts of white supremacy. Despite the disheartening experiences of so many, Stevenson ultimately emphasizes the lessons of resilience, hope, dignity, and forgiveness that he learns along his journey as an advocate and representative for the otherwise voiceless. When it comes to serving justice, this book calls for compassion, understanding, and mercy. Just Mercy is for all readers who care about justice, wish to greatly strengthen their social awareness, or just need a bit of inspiration to be brave. It will remind social activists to rest if they are tired, but to never give up.