When police pulled a gun on Bryan Stevenson as he was sitting quietly in his car in Atlanta, he knew he had to effect change. His memoir describes his attempts, including freeing men on death row.
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“Unfairness in the justice system is a major theme of our age. … This book brings new life to the story by placing it in two affecting contexts: [Bryan] Stevenson’s life work and the deep strain of racial injustice in American life. … Just Mercy will make you upset and it will make you hopeful. … Stevenson has been angry about [the criminal justice system] for years, and we are all the better for it.”—Ted Conover, The New York Times Book Review
“[A] searing, moving and infuriating memoir… Bryan Stevenson may, indeed, be America’s Mandela. For decades he has fought judges, prosecutors and police on behalf of those who are impoverished, black or both… injustice is easy not to notice when it affects people different from ourselves; that helps explain the obliviousness of our own generation to inequity today. We need to wake up. And that is why we need a Mandela in this country.”
—Nicholas Kristof, “When Whites Just Don’t Get It, Part 3” The New York Times
We’re thrilled that Just Mercy, the forthcoming book from Bryan Stevenson, is in the running for the Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction.
Ari Shavit accepts the 79th Annual Anisfield-Wolf Nonfiction Award for My Promised Land.