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Just Mercy
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption | Bryan Stevenson
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 BookA powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justicefrom 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 didnt commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanshipand transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever. Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyers coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice. Praise for Just Mercy Every bit as moving as To Kill a Mockingbird, and in some ways more so . . . a searing indictment of American criminal justice and a stirring testament to the salvation that fighting for the vulnerable sometimes yields.David Cole, The New York Review of Books Searing, moving . . . Bryan Stevenson may, indeed, be Americas Mandela.Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times You dont have to read too long to start cheering for this man. . . . The message of this book . . . is that evil can be overcome, a difference can be made. Just Mercy will make you upset and it will make you hopeful.Ted Conover, The New York Times Book Review Inspiring . . . a work of style, substance and clarity . . . Stevenson is not only a great lawyer, hes also a gifted writer and storyteller.The Washington Post As deeply moving, poignant and powerful a book as has been, and maybe ever can be, written about the death penalty.The Financial Times Brilliant.The Philadelphia Inquirer Not since Atticus Finch has a fearless and committed lawyer made such a difference in the American South. Though larger than life, Atticus exists only in fiction. Bryan Stevenson, however, is very much alive and doing Gods work fighting for the poor, the oppressed, the voiceless, the vulnerable, the outcast, and those with no hope. Just Mercy is his inspiring and powerful story.John Grisham Bryan Stevenson is one of my personal heroes, perhaps the most inspiring and influential crusader for justice alive today, and Just Mercy is extraordinary. The stories told within these pages hold the potential to transform what we think we mean when we talk about justice.Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow
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LaurensLibrary
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This is such a powerful book. Should be a must read for everyone!

#wintergames #jingleballers #tbrread
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violabrain Agree with you 100%! 4d
FantasyChick Adding it! 16pts 3d
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This book has me on a pepto-bismol diet. That so many people have suffered needlessly due to our “justice” system and I never knew about them....just devastating.

Cathythoughts I have this waiting on kindle 👍🏻must get to it 4d
Nebklvr @Cathythoughts It isn‘t an easy read but Oh, my....definitely well-written and thought provoking. 4d
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AnneCecilie
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Catching up on #Adventrecommends, this is my recommendation for day 6

This book shows all the injustice in the world and how certain groups of people (African Americans, the poor, mental disability and reading disability) are more likely to suffer from this injustice

TiredLibrarian This book is so powerful. Loved it. 1w
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Bryan Stevenson, co-founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, has dedicated his life to fighting our often unjust US justice system. These cases are eye-opening, infuriating, and uncomfortable. I picked this up based on a recommendation from The Well-Read Podcast - thanks, Ann!

Nebklvr About 30% in and it is rage inducing 2w
britt_brooke @Nebklvr It truly is. 😤😔 2w
vivastory Was he in the documentary based on grisham's nf book? 2w
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britt_brooke @vivastory Hmm, I haven‘t seen it, but the circumstances are definitely similar. There‘s an HBO documentary about Stevenson, but I haven‘t seen that either. 2w
EliNeedsMoreShelves I have never cried as much - at any book, fiction or nonfiction - as I did while reading this. Really interested in the movie adaptation coming out! 2w
TheBookHippie The kids one is really good as well. 2w
vivastory I thought that the documentary was worth watching, it's a bit slow starting but it pays off IMO 2w
KathyWheeler Bryan Stevenson spoke at my university last year. He‘s fantastic and really inspiring! 2w
Nebklvr Well-read podcast? Hmm... have to check that one out. Listen to What should I read next podcast and it is good. 2w
britt_brooke @Nebklvr Yes, it‘s a bimonthly podcast by two librarians, and one is a Litten who I have the pleasure of knowing IRL. I like What Should I Read Next, too! 💚 (edited) 2w
Nebklvr @britt_brooke Thanks for the info!! I love book related podcasts 2w
ferskner Awwwww thanks for the shout-out! 1w
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Though it took me longer than I‘d like to make time to read this book, it is one that will haunt me. There is much to digest here. Stevenson tells the story of his work to free death row inmate Walter McMillan, who was clearly innocent. He weaves in so many heartbreaking cases throughout. His discussion of those serving life sentences for crimes (allegedly) committed when they were 13 or 14 just broke me. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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BeaG
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Very informative, yet sad. It was depressing reading about the people tried in an unjust system. Those who were sentenced to death with no evidence etc. What's sadder is that it is still going on now.

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listened to this nonfiction book, written by a man who started an Alabaman law firm to help those wrongfully convicted to death row, mainly people that are black and minors. It's an appallingly heartbreaking and important read, but not well-written; it describes an overwhelming number of disproportionate cases. It's confusing and lacks a coherent theme. I'm excited about the movie, which I assume will be focused on one particular case.

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Picked up my book for my first ever book club discussion. I‘m so excited to finally get to be part of a book club. Now, to find time to read it when I‘m up to my eyeballs in grading.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Nice! Hope you have some great discussions. 1mo
Tamra This is a compelling read - it will be hard for you to put down. 1mo
Hollie @tamra I bet you‘re right! 1mo
Hollie @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego thanks, I hope so, too! 1mo
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5/5⭐ This country can do better about sending people to death row for an innocent crime if they wanted to. They just choose not to because it's easier to say they are guilty than it is to prove their innocence. So many people have lost their lives and that is the saddest thing I have heard. I thought this country was better than that.

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Wow, did I fly through this book. I listened to this powerful report well into the night and most of the day in utter disbelief. I don‘t have the proper words to convey the incomprehensible bigotry and racist behavior that still runs rampant today. My heart broke for the injustices perpetuated against children, the poor & the intellectually challenged. Our legal system is deeply flawed. Thank God for EJI and other justice organizations 😇

thebluestocking I‘m glad you “enjoyed” it. I had a similar experience racing through it. Such an amazing book. The subject, writing, and message are all on point. 💙 2mo
Cinfhen I know we discussed this yesterday @thebluestocking YOU MUST listen/read 2mo
Cinfhen This book was gifted to me from @Jas16 😘😘Thank you!! I wish I had read it earlier- it was excellent 2mo
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Librarybelle This was such a good book! Stevenson is an amazing man. 2mo
Jas16 I am so glad you liked this as much as I did. 2mo
MicheleinPhilly This book literally changed me. I used to be in favor of the death penalty but am now vehemently opposed to it. It can sometimes be hard because I tend to lean towards vengeance for the worst among us. But for every admitted child molester/rapist/murderer on death row, there are too many (mostly black or brown) men who are not guilty of anything. Further reading rec.: 2mo
Cinfhen @MicheleinPhilly I own and plan to read the book you tagged. Especially now since Bryan Stevenson referenced the case in his epilogue. And I absolutely agree about capital punishment/ this book has changed my views 💯 2mo
Rachel_nyc This book affected me deeply as well. What an amazing human being Bryan Stevenson is. The recent documentary on HBO (I think?) on him is worth a watch also. (edited) 2mo
Hooked_on_books I just loved this book. I keep very few of the books I have read as I‘m not a rereader, but special ones get kept. Which is why this one is on my shelf. 💙 Bryan Stevenson 2mo
TrishB Sounds like an amazing read. 2mo
Cinfhen Certain books just leave an immediate impact @TrishB @Hooked_on_books @Rachel_nyc This one is definitely one of those!!! thanks again @Jas16 2mo
Cinfhen I will definitely look out for the documentary @rachel_nyc 2mo
Reviewsbylola I plan on reading this, especially after just finishing 2mo
Cinfhen I‘m pissed at my brother @Reviewsbylola he borrowed 5 books from me over the summer & was meant to give them to my parents who are here now for a visit. He didn‘t give them ANY of my books and Sun Does Shine was among them. 😤😡🤬 2mo
Reviewsbylola Your brother owes you big time! 2mo
Cinfhen Right!!!! And now he‘s ghosting me @Reviewsbylola hasn‘t responded to a single text 😂 2mo
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"The power of just mercy is that it belongs to the undeserving."

What a harrowing yet powerful story of lawyer and founder of Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), Bryan Stevenson and his inspirational journey in fighting sociopolitical injustice and advocating against death penalty.

Rating: 5⭐

For my full review please visit https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2961895527

Cinfhen I‘ve just started this book. It‘s so infuriating- it‘s breaking my heart. 2mo
thereadingowlvina @Cinfhen Yes, I agree! The injustices were unbelievable 😐 2mo
4thhouseontheleft I recommend this book to almost everyone I meet! 2mo
thereadingowlvina @4thhouseontheleft Neat! It's such an important book. And you're right, everyone should read it! 🙂👍 2mo
AnneCecilie I love your picture. And I agree with your review. The book made me mad about all the injustice. 2mo
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thereadingowlvina
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Yay!! I've completed my #nonfiction2019!!! I can't believe that I read so many non-fiction this year! Can't wait to do another non-fiction bingo next year! Thanks @Riveted_Reader_Melissa for hosting! 😊💕👍

Update!

#SomethingAboutAMovement ➡️ She Said
#SomethingYouSawOnLitsy ➡️ The Butchering Art
#SomethingWithMusic ➡️ Sing!
#SomethingFromAnotherPointOfView ➡️ Differently Wired
#SomethingWithPolitics ➡️ Just Mercy

Con't ⬇️

thereadingowlvina #SomethingWithAnimals ➡️ Wicked Bugs ✅ #SomethingWithTravel ➡️ Alone 2mo
Amiable Awesome! Great job! 👍🏼 2mo
thereadingowlvina @Amiable Thank you!!! 😁 2mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great job! That‘s wonderful! 2mo
thereadingowlvina @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thank you!!! This was fun and motivated me to read a lot of non-fiction 😁 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @thereadingowlvina That‘s so good to hear! I‘m so glad you found it motivating and fun. I‘ll definitely have a new card ready for next year, I‘m already working on it. 😉 2mo
thereadingowlvina @Riveted_Reader_Melissa That's awesome! Count me in! Can't wait! 😊 2mo
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Cinfhen
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Book and audio ready to go 🧡🎧📗

erzascarletbookgasm This is so good! 2mo
Cinfhen I‘m only on chapter 3 but I can tell it‘s going to be excellent @erzascarletbookgasm / it‘s really infuriating 😡 2mo
4thhouseontheleft This was a life-changing book for me when I read it. Learned so much about the injustices and institutionalized racism in the present day justice system. 2mo
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thebluestocking Loved 💙💙💙 this book. 2mo
Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft it‘s so blatantly biased it‘s horrible ~ have you read this one @thebluestocking ~ it‘s amazing 2mo
thebluestocking @Cinfhen No, I haven‘t. But it‘s on my list!! 2mo
DivineDiana A book that opened my eyes. 5 ⭐️ 2mo
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DGRachel
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1️⃣ Writing was brilliant. Subject matter was rage inducing
2️⃣ Psych
3️⃣ Work meeting catered by Chick-fil-A. I ❤️ chicken minis. 🤤🤤
4️⃣ EDT (UTC-4)
5️⃣ Blue Bones

#FriYayIntro

BookishJess A fellow Psych-o!!🍍 3mo
QuietlyLaura I love the friendship between Shaun and Gus on Psych! 🍍 3mo
Amandajoy Yay Psych! 🍍 3mo
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jillrhudy Near the top of my TBR! 3mo
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Katja
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“Simply punishing the broken—walking away from them or hiding them from sight—only ensures that they remain broken and we do, too. There is no wholeness outside our reciprocal humanity” (290).

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Samreamer
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Disappointed in myself for putting this off so long before reading it. This is to incarceration what “Evicted” is to housing instability/homelessness. Read it. Stop what you‘re doing, and read this book. I already know that this was a life changing read.

Tamra It‘s excellent! I was riveted. 5mo
Samreamer @Tamra same! 5mo
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AnneCecilie
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Me while reading this book: 🤬🤬😢💔🤬🤬💔💔🤬💔🤬💔🤬💔🤬🤬💔💔😢🤬💔

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AnneCecilie I don‘t know what I expected of this book when I started reading, but one thing I know for sure is that I though it would focus on adults committing crimes. So my heart broke over and over again as Stevenson details all his cases dealing with young offenders. I can‘t believe that 13 and 14 yr olds can be sentenced to a life in prison because that are no law saying how old you must be to be tried as an adult. So teens can be prosecuted as adults. 5mo
AnneCecilie And of course the case of Walter McMillian that run through the book. This is a must read book for everyone. On a side note, reading this novel make me afraid of how the justice system works and I hope there are no such cases in Norway where I live. This is my first #MakeMeReadIt read @TheReadingMermaid 5mo
AnneCecilie This is my “Something with Law or Medicine” for #Nonfiction2019 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa 5mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘ve had this one sitting on my shelf for awhile too, but haven‘t brought myself to read it yet. I know I felt equally flabbergasted and enraged when I read The New Jim Crow and I‘m pretty sure they will be related reads. 5mo
Tamra It‘s amazing! 5mo
Suet624 Bryan figures prominently in the tagged book. It‘s a great one to read. 5mo
AnneCecilie @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Suet624 thank you for your recommendations for further reading. I‘m stacking 5mo
Suet624 You‘re welcome! 5mo
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AnneCecilie
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jchawkins I wish I could respond to this with something other than a heart. A broken heart is more appropriate. Or rage. 5mo
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AnneCecilie
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🤬🤬🤬

crazyspine I loved this book. So eye opening and well-written. 5mo
AnneCecilie @crazyspine I know. I feel like quoting the whole book. 5mo
britt_brooke 😡 5mo
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AnneCecilie
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wanderinglynn And what‘s really sad is most of these youth never stood a chance. Many of them come from the dependency (foster care) system & enter it at young ages. It‘s a terrible cycle. And then they end up in the juvenile system, which eventually translates to the adult system. These kids really have no one and the system isn‘t built to deal with their needs. 😢 5mo
Siri_reads Så grusomt! ? 5mo
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AnneCecilie
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AnneCecilie
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This is just sad

BarbaraBB Unbelievable 💔 5mo
Suet624 A horrible statistic. 5mo
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AnneCecilie
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The first visit to death row.

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AnneCecilie
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Next up

My first read for #MakeMeReadIt so naturally this was the winner

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FeastOfFiction
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I have a feeling I may be using excerpts from this while teaching To Kill a Mockingbird.

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EadieB
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Bryan Stevenson, a young lawyer, 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. I enjoyed listening to the audio about Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a murder he didn‘t commit. Read about our justice system and what needs to be changed.

KathyWheeler There‘s a documentary on HBO about Stevenson. He spoke at my university last year and is truly inspiring. 6mo
EadieB @KathyWheeler Thanks! I'll have to check it out! 6mo
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Rachel_nyc This book was incredible and Stevenson is definitely a true inspiration. Thanks @KathyWheeler for the info on the documentary. I am going to search for that now. 6mo
KathyWheeler @Rachel_nyc I think it just started airing yesterday. 6mo
booksaremyfavorite This is on my TBR pile. 6mo
EadieB @booksaremyfavorite Nice! Enjoy! 6mo
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margotenenbaum
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Phenomenal book. Really helpful picture to understand the prison industrial complex.

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UnabridgedPod
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Bryan Stevenson's Just Mercy epitomizes why I love nonfiction so much: it unveils the inner workings of one of our societal institutions, it provides a deep look at a human being who is committed to making the world better, and it elicits all of the emotion of the best of fiction. Check out our Unabridged June Book Club episode to hear our thoughts about Just Mercy and then head on over to @unabridgedpod to let us know what you think!

EadieB I just started listening to this today. It's very interesting and sad about how the police treated black people in the south. 6mo
UnabridgedPod @EadieB Agreed! Thanks for the response. ❤️ 6mo
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Day 4 of #30junebooks is “J”. Today J is for Just Mercy. I started this in 2016, and read half, and kept crying so much I set it aside for “a while”. 3 years later... it‘s on my summer #tbr! Determined to finish it! •
Also, don‘t forget that if you post & @ me in at least 15 #30junebooks, you‘ll be entered to win a $15 Amazon gift card! There are still plenty of days left for you to participate. 🙂📚

Bookwormjillk This is one I haven‘t been brave enough to read yet. 6mo
StayCurious If it‘s been 3 years do you have to restart it? 6mo
howjessreads @StayCurious I think I‘ll skim the chapters I read before. :) 6mo
howjessreads @Bookwormjillk It‘s really, really good. You‘ll just need something light afterward as a palate cleanser! 🙂 6mo
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rigo.padilla
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Brilliant book about a grave injustice that seems to be overlooked and forgotten in this country. Required read for anyone that believes in justice and believes in the value of fighting for change, redemption, & hope.

"We have a choice we can embrace our humanness which means embracing our broken nature's & the compassion that remains our best hope for healing or we can deny our broken this forswear compassion & as a result in our own humanity."

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OwlReadWithYou
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So good, I had to read again to give myself a break from psych fiction! Definitely a good nonfiction read!

Crazeedi Looks very good 7mo
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UnabridgedPod
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Re-reading Bryan Stevenson's Just Mercy was a revelation. Again. I found myself marking quotations on nearly every page, holding back tears on every page, inspired on every page. Stevenson unveils the injustice that clogs the criminal justice system. While I felt so much anger while reading, Stevenson always brings it back to hope, to the mercy that gives the book its title. (continued in comments)

UnabridgedPod The structure, which alternates between the ongoing story of Walter McMillian and individual stories that highlight different forms of injustice, allows him the opportunity to highlight both the systemic problems that plague the system AND individual stories that give those problems a face. Bryan Stevenson engages both the reader's brain and emotions as he makes an argument for humanity and mercy. 7mo
thebluestocking Well said. I loved this book too. 💙 7mo
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Avidreader25
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This nonfiction book is written by a civil rights lawyer about his time fighting for the rights of death row prisoners. I had no idea it would be so powerful and moving. The book focuses on one main prisoner, Walter, but includes dozens of stories of other broken preteens and mentally ill individuals who have been imprisoned for life. It demonstrates the difference one person can make.

“Each of us is more than the worst thing we‘ve ever done.”

DivineDiana Yes, very powerful! 7mo
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JoyBlue
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April reading recap: 18 (not including bailed: 4)

*4- or 5-star reads (in order of reading)*

A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns, Archie Bongiovanni & Tristan Jimerson

Charlotte's Web, E.B. White (RR)

The Shadow Cipher (York #1), Laura Ruby

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, Bryan Stevenson

Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman (RR)

Before the Fall, Noah Hawley

JoyBlue *honorable mention (3+ or 4-)*

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows (re-read)
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Well done! 📖💖 8mo
JoyBlue @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Thank you very much! On a different note, have you seen the Carmen San Diego FunkoPop? So cute!! 8mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @JoyBlue Yes! I got one as soon as I found out they existed. Lol. 😊 7mo
JoyBlue @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Yay!! I added her to my gift wish list, hoping that one of my boys will get her for me for Mother‘s Day. 😉 Number Two Son gave me Nearly Headless Nick (also from my list) for my birthday—hilarious! 7mo
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JoyBlue
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Wow! That was hard! Strong pick for anyone interested in social justice. Really, everyone should read this. I found it heartbreaking and infuriating (as I've mentioned in previous posts), but also hopeful, inspiring, and compassionate.

MsLeah8417 Be sure to read The Sun Does Shine if you haven‘t already done so. 8mo
JoyBlue @MsLeah8417 I haven‘t—thanks for the recommendation! 🙂 8mo
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JoyBlue
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I'm trying to restrict myself to reading tagged book only during waking hours because it is simultaneously heartbreaking and infuriating.

Today's walk was cooler and less sunny than yesterday's, but just as good. Our Japanese weeping cherry tree celebrated its 17th anniversary with us last week. It's never bloomed so gradually before. I hope our crazy weather doesn't inhibit full bloom.

#LitsyWalkers #WorldBookDay

Aloisi_tribe I‘ve never heard of a weeping cherry tree before. How cool! 8mo
Aloisi_tribe I‘ve never heard of a weeping cherry tree before. How cool! 8mo
JoyBlue @Aloisi_tribe I really love it! If I remember correctly, there was something lame there when we bought the house (maybe a crabapple) that was too big for the space/too close to the house. Once we bought this little beauty, we took all the boys‘ milestone photos in front of it. 💙 8mo
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My aspiration to become a public defense attorney is what initially brought me to the law. I got to hear Bryan Stevenson speak in Sacramento when I worked at the Dept. of Justice. I started to think maybe defending people on death row is where I needed to focus. This book basically convinced me not to pursue that career but nonetheless served as a huge inspiration to me. Highly recommend!

tpixie Welcome! 🥳📚🥳 8mo
tpixie My husband did private law, but then did Federal Defense sometimes too. He enjoyed the mix. One of his cases- representing a man accused of Murder- right after the death penalty in our state got reinstated. (edited) 8mo
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Kimbersgiselle Wow! That is heavy stuff to work in. That‘s great for your husband! 8mo
tpixie It was quite an eye opener! 8mo
CrowCAH Welcome to the Litsy family!!! 📚 8mo
KathyWheeler This book was my university‘s Common Read last year; it was fantastic! Stevenson spoke on our campus and he was such an inspiration. I don‘t see how he does that work; I think I‘d be a wreck if I did it. 8mo
vumblereads Welcome to the Litsy family!!! Thanks for following me! 8mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 7mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💖 7mo
Slajaunie Welcome to Litsy! 📖📚🎉 7mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌸 7mo
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JoyBlue
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"The opposite of poverty is not wealth. The opposite of poverty is justice."

Rachel_nyc This book should be required reading. The author is a real inspiration. 8mo
JoyBlue @Rachel_nyc I agree! 8mo
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ErinC
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Great read about the injustices and inequality in the American justice system. I didn‘t love the author‘s voice as narrator but the content was fantastic. I learned a lot.

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Christinak
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Starting this months book club pick
#Alabama

Reagan Great book! He is a real life hero. 8mo
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TelevisionNeighbor
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Also a story of compassion and brokenness. The way Bryan writes about how we‘re all connected through our brokenness is something I‘ll always remember. It‘s always alarming to see stats and dates that show how awful this country has been and in recent years. Not just way back in the history books.

Amiable Wonderfully written and very powerful 9mo
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ScientistSam
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A compelling book detailing cases where the justice system has been anything but just, focusing particularly on application of the death penalty. Some of the additional cases, while very interesting, confused the timeline somewhat for the main case outlined, so I would have preferred a somewhat different layout. However, that does not negate the fact that this is a gripping read that brings up important points about our criminal justice system.

Suet624 Don‘t know if you‘re interested in reading more, but Bryan represented an innocent man who was on death row for 30 years. The book was really good, Hinton was inspirational, and somehow the book was uplifting. 9mo
ScientistSam @Suet624 thanks! Added to my stack! 9mo
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ErinC
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This is my classroom & I love Donors Choose to add books to my classroom library. I‘ve got a project focusing on books with social justice issues at their core for a book club we are going to do this spring. Donations are currently DOUBLED with code pwcbasics at checkout! Littens are awesome so I thought I‘d throw it out here in case anyone can help my kids out! https://www.donorschoose.org/project/social-justice-book-club-warriors/3834154/

irre Done! Good luck on your project. 9mo
ErinC @irre thank you so much! 9mo
CrowCAH This is great; that‘s why I love books, they generate discussion! 9mo
ErinC Exactly @CrowCAH! 9mo
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kelli7990
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Mehso-so

This is my review on Goodreads. This is an important book to read at least once but it‘s a heavy topic and people have a lot of strong opinions about it. It has a lot of good quotes but I mentioned one that is my favorite. I personally didn‘t have much to say about this one in the book club meeting but I learned so much just from hearing other people‘s thoughts about the book.

#JustMercy #BryanStevenson

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4thhouseontheleft
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1. ⬆️⬆️
2. Most of the time 🛏
3. ☀️ 63F
4. I don‘t eat it much anymore, but Mac and cheese with ketchup
5. 👍👍

#friyayintro

LokiDokey I used to eat Mac n Cheese with ketchup all the time as a kid. 😀 9mo
4thhouseontheleft @LokiDokey I don‘t eat Mac and cheese anymore, but if I did I would probably still do it! 9mo
AsYouWish I do Mac and cheese with crackers now, but I am sure I did the ketchup thing when I was younger. 9mo
Maygm Just Mercy was sooooo good. 9mo
Bookzombie Yes for Mac and cheese with ketchup. I also like it on leftover mashed potatoes. 9mo
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