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

by Stevenson, Bryan,

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"In this young adult adaptation of the acclaimed bestselling Just Mercy, which the New York Times calls "as compelling as To Kill a Mockingbird, and in some ways more so," Bryan Stevenson delves deep into the broken U.S. justice system, detailing from his personal experience his many challenges and efforts as a lawyer and social advocate, especially on behalf of America's most rejected and marginalized people. In this very personal work--proceeds of which will go to charity--Bryan Stevenson recounts many and varied stories of his work as a lawyer in the U.S. criminal justice system on behalf of those in society who have experienced some type of discrimination and/or have been wrongly accused of a crime and who deserve a powerful advocate and due justice under the law. Through the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), an organization Stevenson founded as a young lawyer and for which he currently serves as Executive Director, this important work continues. EJI strives to end mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, working to protect basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society. Praise for Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption: "Important and compelling." --TRACY KIDDER, author of Mountains Beyond Mountains "Gripping. What hangs in the balance is nothing less than the soul of a great nation." --DESMOND TUTU, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate "An inspiring and powerful story." --JOHN GRISHAM, author of A Time to Kill"--
Mockingbird players
Trials and Tribulation
The old rugged cross
Surely doomed
Justice denied
All God's children
I'm here
I'll fly away
Mother, Mother
Cruel and unusual
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
Equal Justice Initiative Juvenile literature
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
Sentences (Criminal procedure)
Criminal justice, Administration of
Equality before the law
Young Adult Nonfiction
Young adult non-fiction.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Random House Children's Books2018
Edition First edition.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Audience 1130
Language English
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Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 264-272) and index.
ISBN 9780525580058
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