Just Mercy (Adapted for Young Adults): A True Story of the Fight for Justice

Just Mercy (Adapted for Young Adults): A True Story of the Fight for Justice

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Bryan Stevenson's incredible fight to end mass incarceration, excessive punishment, and racial inequality comes to life in this young adult adaptation of the acclaimed, #1 New York Times bestseller that was adapted into a major motion picture starring Michael B. Jordan, Jaime Foxx, and Brie Larson.

In this very personal work--adapted from the original #1 bestseller, which the New York Times calls as compelling as To Kill a Mockingbird, and in some ways more so--renowned lawyer and social justice advocate Bryan Stevenson offers a glimpse into the lives of the wrongfully imprisoned and his efforts to fight for their freedom as the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative.

Stevenson's story is one of working to protect basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society--the poor, the wrongly convicted, and those whose lives have been marked by discrimination and marginalization. Through this adaptation, young people of today will find themselves called to action and compassion in the pursuit of justice.

A portion of the proceeds of this book will go to charity to help in Stevenson's important work to benefit the voiceless and the vulnerable as they attempt to navigate the broken U.S. justice system.

A KIRKUS REVIEWS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR
A BOOKLIST EDITORS' CHOICE
FEATURED ON CBS THIS MORNING
A NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR

PRAISE FOR JUST MERCY: A TRUE STORY OF THE FIGHT FOR JUSTICE
It's really exciting that young people are getting a version tailored for them. --Salon

A deeply moving collage of true stories. . . . This is required reading. --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Compassionate and compelling, Stevenson's narrative is also unforgettable. --Booklist, starred review

PRAISE FOR JUST MERCY: A STORY OF JUSTICE AND REDEMPTION
Gripping. . . . What hangs in the balance is nothing less than the soul of a great nation. --DESMOND TUTU, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Important and compelling. --Pulitzer Prize-winning author TRACY KIDDER

Inspiring and powerful. --#1 New York Times bestselling author JOHN GRISHAM

Author: Bryan Stevenson
Publisher: Ember
Published: 09/10/2019
Pages: 288
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.50lbs
Size: 8.20h x 5.50w x 0.90d
ISBN: 9780525580065
Audience: Young Adult

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 7.5
Point Value: 11
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 198314 / Just Mercy (Adapted for Young Adults): A True Story of the Fight for Justice

About the Author
Bryan Stevenson is the executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative. Since graduating from Harvard Law School and the Harvard School of Government, he has secured relief for dozens of condemned prisoners, argued several times before the Supreme Court, and won national acclaim for his work challenging bias against the poor and people of color. He has won numerous awards, including the MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant. He lives in Alabama.