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behudd
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Just Mercy is simultaneously easy to read & impossible to get through. Stevenson writes in a compelling way, but what he is telling us should make readers pause.
I am grateful for the work Stevenson does with the Equal Justice Initiative and that he took the time to write about it.
I have always been against the death penalty, for all reasons, in all cases. If you think differently, I challenge you to read this book.
Striking work.

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behudd
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“I wasn‘t prepared to meet a condemned man.”

#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

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shortsarahrose
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“. . . This widely used metaphor for archives requires careful exploration to see the nuanced meanings that memory holds in social relationships, and how archival sources and the interventions of archivists shape or construct meaning. If archives sometimes provide a corrective or standard against which memory can be evaluated, they may also afford social benefits . . .”

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LibrarianRyan
Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story about Racial Injustice | Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, Ann Hazzard
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⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐5 ⭐ Wow! I hate that this book must exist, but it must. A black man was shot. Exactly why or what happened is not known. It doesn‘t need to be known because this book is about how it impacts the town's kids. They see and hear things just like adults, but they need more context, more explanation on why things happen. They also want to know how to keep it from happening again. Everything about this book is spot on.

LibrarianRyan Even the information in the back is expansive, important, and necessary. For those out there trying to ban this book because it might make white children feel inferior or sad for history and current society, too bad. Because the black, brown, and other children feel worse as it is their people, they see these bad things happening to. This book is a very important resource that should be in all libraries and schools. We need to learn from 1mo
LibrarianRyan history to make a better society, for if we don‘t we will repeat it. #bbrc #bannedbook 1mo
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Sydneypaige
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This collection is SO good. It‘s a really wonderful introduction to abolitionist thinking and all of the intersections of it in systemic issues. Kaba is a leader and important voice in the conversation for abolition. Please read.

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Angitron
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I‘ve been away too long Litsy! 😩 I launched my travel business and it‘s been hard to make time to read. Hoping to make more time for it, and for Litsy, because I miss it! I recently learned about Readwise, an app that compiles all of the passages you‘ve highlighted in your e-reader and sends you a daily email with a few passages. It‘s been fun to revisit things I read long ago, and it‘s pulled me out of my slump a bit. Anyone else use it?

IamIamIam Congratulations on your new venture!!! 2mo
Angitron @IamIamIam Thank you so much! 🙏🏾 2mo
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Jas16
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A friend loaned me this book and when I returned it to her she asked if it made me angry. It certainly had. Reading about people‘s lives destroyed because of bias and injustice made my temper flare. But More than anything I was also so inspired by Brittany K. Barnett and the work she has done to free those serving unfair sentences. Her dedication and tirelessness (I am not sure when she finds time to sleep) are awe inspiring.

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Bookish_Gal
Girl on Fire | Alicia Keys, Andrew Weiner
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Large printed, quick graphic. Lolo finds she has powers after her brother is wrongly accused of theft. Her story has good showcasing of systematic racism and classism from classmates and the guy who “owns the hood”. Really liked her dad- doing the best interest for his kiddos. Lolo does a good just standing up for herself more throughout. Wish there‘d been more training or figuring the power; more draw backs as she reacted in anger sometimes

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Minervasbutler
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Harrowing and uplifting tales from the frontline of the American "justice" system which incarcerates children for life and where the law is basically just a continuation of a centuries-old system of oppression.

kspenmoll Such a necessary read! 2mo
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kspenmoll
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A book I read each year with students. It never grows old, & stimulates questions, research, reflection, & connects to our neighborhoods,country,world today. We watch the movie after finishing the book. #alphabetgame #LetterJ

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing! 2mo
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