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Just Mercy: adapted for young audience

September 3rd, 2019 - Posted in Library News -

NONFICTION by Bryan Stevenson, 277 pages, Grades 7 and up

Bryan Stevenson is an attorney, a social justice activist and the Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative. His mission is to bring more justice to the criminal justice system. He shares stories of varied individuals and their experiences with the criminal justice system illustrating its unfairness, its racial inequities, its harsh realities and challenges, and how it can sometimes work for good. Stevenson reminds readers that, “Each of us is more than the worst thing we’ve ever done,” and helps readers to feel compassion for the humanity we continue to incarcerate often unfairly and inhumanely. 

If you enjoy reading nonfiction, you might also like: The Other Wes Moore, an autobiography by Wes Moore, Zeitoun, a biography by Dave Eggers, or Superman vs. the KKK, by Rick Bowers.

 

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