Just Mercy is a gripping and frequently hard hitting look into the attempts of Bryan Stevenson, director of the Equal Justice Initiative, to right the wrongs committed against some of the men, women and even children on death row. This book rips through the maximum security walls and gives you a harsh glimpse into the injustices committed against poor and disabled people, wrongly convicted and sometimes altogether innocent. Reading this will give you a deeper understanding of how the law sometimes gets it wrong and how we can all do our part to help facilitate change.

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Published: One World - October 21st, 2014

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A handful of books should be required reading for all Americans, and Just Mercy by civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson is one of them. In this memoir about his career defending poor people on death row—including juveniles—Stevenson tells the stories of his clients and their cases to illuminate the hidden and haunting realities of the American criminal justice system. Beautifully told and deeply personal, yet never sensational or overly dramatic, his story’s strength rests on the individual portraits of his clients and the urgency of his message. It is hard to imagine a lawyer more dedicated, resilient, or humane than Bryan Stevenson. And it is impossible to read his book without being changed by it.

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Rich in historical context and featuring an extensive cast of players, this important biography, Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America (Knopf, $32.50), captures in vivid detail the variously dramatic, tense, ugly, and noble behavior surrounding the five days of Marshall’s Senate confirmation hearings in that pivotal summer of 1967—which culminated in the appointment of the first African American Supreme Court Justice. From his beginnings as “a legendary country lawyer” in dangerous rural southern backwaters (“Atticus Finch before there was an Atticus Finch”), Marshall rose to the national stage as a brilliant scholar of constitutional law in Brown v. Board of Education and eventually to the Mount Olympus of American jurisprudence. Wil Haygood, who wrote The Washington Post article that become the basis for his book and then for the award-winning film, The Butler: A Witness to History, and is also the biographer of subjects including Adam Clayton Powell Jr., Sammy Davis Jr., and others, has crafted this story with a finely honed sense of the interplay of history and individual lives that serves his illustrious subject well.

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