Number one New York Times finest seller
An effective real story about the capacity for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to repair our damaged system of justice – from among the most dazzling and prominent attorneys of our time, as seen in the HBO documentary True Justice.
Soon to be a significant movie starring Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx
Named among the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Seattle Times, Esquire, and Time
Bryan Stevenson was a young attorney when he established the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice devoted to protecting those most desperate and in requirement: the bad, the mistakenly condemned, and ladies and kids caught in the limits of our criminal justice system. One of his very first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a boy who was sentenced to crave a well-known murder he insisted he didn’t dedicate. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship – and changed his understanding of mercy and justice permanently.
Just Mercy is at when an extraordinary account of an optimistic, talented young attorney’s maturing, a moving window into the lives of those he has actually safeguarded, and a motivating argument for empathy in the pursuit of real justice.
Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction
Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction
Winner of a Books for a Better Life Award
Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize
Finalist for the Kirkus Reviews Prize
An American Library Association Notable Book
“Every bit as moving as To Kill a Mockingbird, and in some methods more so…a searing indictment of American criminal justice and a stirring testimony to the redemption that defending the susceptible in some cases yields.” (David Cole, The New York Review of Books)
“Searing, moving… Bryan Stevenson may, undoubtedly, be America’s Mandela.” (Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times)
“You don’t need to check out too long to begin cheering for this guy…. The message of this book…is that evil can be gotten rid of, a distinction can be made. Just Mercy will make you upset and it will make you confident.” (Ted Conover, The New York Times Book Review)
“Inspiring… a work of design, compound and clearness… Stevenson is not just a terrific attorney, he’s likewise a talented author and writer.” (The Washington Post)
“As deeply moving, poignant and effective a book as has actually been, and perhaps ever can be, blogged about the death sentence.” (The Financial Times)
“Brilliant.” (The Philadelphia Inquirer)