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Waidner-Spahr Library

Spring into the Semester Community Reading Program: 2018

The Spring 2018 Common Reading Selection: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

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 machinations, 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 justice.

Description from BryanStevenson.com/the-book/.

This Dickinson community discussion of Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson took place on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. in the Waidner-Spahr Library. 

 

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