G++º-+¦[Bryan StevensonG++º+++s] dedication to fighting for justice and equality has inspired me and many others and made a lasting impact on our country.G++º-+æG++º+-ªJohn Legend
SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING MICHAEL B. JORDAN AND JAMIE FOXX G++º+-ª-++¡Named One of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times G++º+-ª The Washington Post G++º+-ª The Boston Globe G++º+-ª The Seattle Times G++º+-ª Esquire G++º+-ª 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 didnG++º+++t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanshipG++º+-ªand transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever.
Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyerG++º+++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.
Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction G++º+-ª-++¡Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction G++º+-ª Winner of a Books for a Better Life Award G++º+-ª Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize G++º+-ª Finalist for the-++¡Kirkus Reviews-++¡Prize G++º+-ª An American Library Association Notable Book
G++º-+¦Every bit as moving as To Kill a Mockingbird, and in some ways more so . . . a searing indictment of American criminal justice and a stirring testament to the salvation that fighting for the vulnerable sometimes yields.G++º-+æG++º+-ªDavid Cole, The New York Review of Books
G++º-+¦Searing, moving . . . Bryan Stevenson may, indeed, be AmericaG++º+++s Mandela.G++º-+æG++º+-ªNicholas Kristof, The New York Times
G++º-+¦You donG++º+++t have to read too long to start cheering for this man. . . . The message of this book . . . is that evil can be overcome, a difference can be made. Just Mercy will make you upset and it will make you hopeful.G++º-+æG++º+-ªTed Conover, The New York Times Book Review
G++º-+¦Inspiring . . . a work of style, substance and clarity . . . Stevenson is not only a great lawyer, heG++º+++s also a gifted writer and storyteller.G++º-+æG++º+-ªThe Washington Post
G++º-+¦As deeply moving, poignant and powerful a book as has been, and maybe ever can be, written about the death penalty.G++º-+æG++º+-ªThe Financial Times
G++º-+¦Brilliant.G++º-+æG++º+-ªThe Philadelphia Inquirer