Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Just Mercy is a must read. The work Bryan Stevenson has done getting innocent people out of jail and getting sentencing guidelines for juveniles changed is so important. The book follows the complete story of a Black man falsely accused of killing a white woman, a case with so many holes in the prosecution it’s shocking he was sentenced to death row. Other stories of innocent people as well as those given sentences that were way too harsh for the crime committed are also told along with facts and information about incarceration in America. Stevenson is an amazing writer. The subject matter could easily have been dry and boring, but he makes the stories come to life in a way that makes you want to keep reading because you are totally invested. We have a long way to go in this country to get to a fair prison system, but people like Bryan Stevenson are working hard to get us there. I very highly recommend this book to late teens and up.

5 (out of 5) Stars
Books Read in 2023: 27
Pages Read in 2023: 8184

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Filed under Non-Fiction, Reason: B&N Book Challenge, Reason: Flourish & Blotts Reading Challenge, Reason: The Coven of Forbidden Books

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