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Just mercy : adapted for young adults : a true story of the fight for justice

by Stevenson, Bryan,

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 15 Libraries 15 of 24 copies
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Summary
The young adult adaptation of the acclaimed, #1 New York Times bestseller Just Mercy --now a major motion picture starring Michael B. Jordan, Jaime Foxx, and Brie Larson and the subject of an HBO documentary feature!

In this very personal work--adapted from the original #1 bestseller, which the New York Times calls "as compelling as To Kill a Mockingbird , and in some ways more so"--acclaimed lawyer and social justice advocate Bryan Stevenson offers a glimpse into the lives of the wrongfully imprisoned and his efforts to fight for their freedom.

Stevenson's story is one of working to protect basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society--the poor, the wrongly convicted, and those whose lives have been marked by discrimination and marginalization. Through this adaptation, young people of today will find themselves called to action and compassion in the pursuit of justice.

A portion of the proceeds of this book will go to charity to help in Stevenson's important work to benefit the voiceless and the vulnerable as they attempt to navigate the broken U.S. justice system.

A KIRKUS REVIEWS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR
A BOOKLIST EDITORS' CHOICE
FEATURED ON CBS THIS MORNING
A NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR

PRAISE FOR JUST MERCY: A TRUE STORY OF THE FIGHT FOR JUSTICE :
"It's really exciting that young people are getting a version tailored for them." -- Salon

"A deeply moving collage of true stories. . . . This is required reading ." -- Kirkus Reviews , starred review

" Compassionate and compelling, Stevenson's narrative is also unforgettable ." -- Booklist , starred review

PRAISE FOR JUST MERCY: A STORY OF JUSTICE AND REDEMPTION :

" Gripping . . . . What hangs in the balance is nothing less than the soul of a great nation." --DESMOND TUTU, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

" Important and compelling ." --Pulitzer Prize-winning author TRACY KIDDER

" Inspiring and powerful ." --#1 New York Times bestselling author JOHN GRISHAM
Contents
Mockingbird players
Stand
Trials and tribulation
The old rugged cross
Homeland
Surely doomed
Justice denied
All God's children
I'm here
Mitigation
I'll fly away
Mother, mother
Recovery
Cruel and unusual
Broken
The stonecatchers' song of sorrow.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Stevenson brought the topic of mass incarceration to the forefront in his critically acclaimed, Carnegie Award-winning Just Mercy (2014). In this adaptation for young people, Stevenson once again describes the difficult work he's faced as a lawyer and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, based in Mobile, Alabama. As he focuses on the case of Walter McMillian, a poor African American man wrongfully convicted of capital murder, he brings to light alarming racial and socioeconomic disparities in the criminal-justice system, particularly the overwhelming number of poor and black prisoners without adequate legal representation and on death row. The author also weaves in stories of mistreated prisoners with mental illness, female prisoners abused by male guards, and other atrocities. The stories that will resonate most with adolescent readers, however, are those of teens, even as young as 13 and 14, sentenced to life in prison in adult facilities. While calling out needs for prison reform, Stevenson asks readers to consider a just mercy for the prisoners mentioned in the book and those like them. A just mercy would see prisoners as human beings, taking into consideration their often trauma-filled backgrounds, realistic sentences for young teens, and rehabilitative services upon release, among other changes. Classrooms and book groups will find plenty to discuss and debate. Compassionate and compelling, Stevenson's narrative is also unforgettable.--Angela Leeper Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Stevenson, Bryan -- Juvenile literature.
Stevenson, Bryan.
Equal Justice Initiative -- Juvenile literature.
Equal Justice Initiative.
Lawyers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Social reformers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Sentences (Criminal procedure) -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Criminal justice, Administration of -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Equality before the law -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Lawyers.
Reformers.
Criminal justice, Administration of.
Adaptations.
Instructional and educational works.
Publisher New York :2018
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 277 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 264-272) and index.
ISBN 9780525580034
0525580034
9780525580041
0525580042
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