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Book discussion: Just Mercy
Aug 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
You may attend this virtual book discussion OR a discussion on Thursday morning, August 5th, at 10 a.m., via Zoom.
We invite you to participate in a discussion co-sponsored by Kimball Library, Bethany Church and FORE (Focus on Racial Equality) of the book Just Mercy: a Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson. To borrow a print copy of the book, contact Anne Belanger, the church secretary at Bethany, 802-728-5849 or Kimball Library, 802-728-5073. You may also download the e-book or audiobook from Overdrive through your Library’s membership.
Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship—and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever.
Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer’s coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice. – Amazon.com
Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in 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
Both discussions will be led via Zoom. If you would like to participate in the discussion, please contact the Library: info@KimballLibrary.org or call 802-728-5073. You will then receive an e-mail invitation or phone number to call, several days before the discussion.