Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption – Summer Book Discussion in Lincoln Park
September 24 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Save the dates to join us beginning in late May for lively monthly book discussions that explore important spiritual, social and cultural topics. Discussions will take place on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket and meet on the northwest quadrant of Lincoln Park near the Farmers Market. Most or all of these should be available at local libraries and book stores, but we will have a copy of each book available for loan in the library by May 21. Pilgrim Church is the backup location in the event of rain.
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson (2014, Adapted for Young Adults Version, 2018*)
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
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 didn’t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship—and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever. Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer’s 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. (from Amazon.com)
*Readers are free to use the original version or the Young Adult adaptation.