In this adaptation of his acclaimed "New York Times" bestseller, Stevenson delves deep into the broken U.S. justice system, detailing from his personal experience his many challenges and efforts as a lawyer and social advocate, especially on behalf of America's most rejected and marginalized people.
The young adult adaptation of the acclaimed, #1 New York Times bestseller Just Mercy--now a major motion picture starring Michael B. Jordan, Jaime Foxx, and Brie Larson and the subject of an HBO documentary feature
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"--acclaimed 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.
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 YEARA BOOKLIST EDITORS' CHOICEFEATURED ON CBS THIS MORNINGA 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
and compelling, Stevenson's narrative is also unforgettable
, starred review PRAISE FOR JUST MERCY: A STORY OF JUSTICE AND REDEMPTION
. . . . What hangs in the balance is nothing less than the soul of a great nation." --DESMOND TUTU, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
." --Pulitzer Prize-winning author TRACY KIDDER
." --#1 New York Times bestselling author JOHN GRISHAM
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