Just Mercy

A Story of Justice and Redemption

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A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our 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...

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Richard Branson Founder/Virgin GroupToday is World Book Day, a wonderful opportunity to address this #ChallengeRichard sent in by Mike Gonzalez of New Jersey: Make a list of your top 65 books to read in a lifetime. (Source)

Howard Schultz CEO/StarbucksPerhaps one of the most powerful and important stories of our time. (Source)

Chris Sacca Proud that @crystale and I could help fund the making of a film about one of our heroes, Bryan Stevenson. If you’ve read the book, then you know how powerful this film is. #JustMercy https://t.co/vNfXK4Imwr (Source)

Cory Booker Takes you out of where you probably are and lets you look into a window of aspects of our society that are really important. (Source)

Trevor Packer Because so many AP English Lang teachers recommended it, I read Bryan Stevenson’s "Just Mercy" over the holidays and am glad I did. I hope the new movie version encourages people to read the book, which is utterly inspiring. #JustMercy https://t.co/3dDU4L3Dvu (Source)

Brene Brown This book is a call to individual and collective courage. Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, writes, "Each of us is more than the worst thing we've ever done. My work with the poor and the incarcerated has persuaded me that the opposite of poverty is not wealth; the opposite of poverty is justice." His work changed me. (Source)

Jake Barton This book showed that you can tell the stories of the roughest, the most searing, the most inhumane parts of our world, and leave your audience feeling more human and more hopeful than before (Source)

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