End of Summer Reading – Bryan Stevenson, Just Mercy

Just Mercy coverThe summer’s almost over – time to read one last book on the beach.  If you’re looking for inspirational reading about the great power of the legal system, check out Bryan Stevenson’s memoir, Just Mercy.  Stevenson is a death-row attorney whose stories about working with inmates are fascinating and inspiring.

Stevenson is the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) in Montgomery, Alabama.  In addition to working on death penalty cases, the EJI promotes racial justice, fights mass incarceration, and helps children in prison.

AALL Keynote – Social Recap

Stevenson was the keynote speaker at this year’s American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting. Librarians at this national conference were excited to read his book and share quotes from his keynote address on twitter:

More quotes in this wrap-up:

TED Talk Video

Unfortunately, his full AALL conference speech isn’t available to the public, but you can watch his TED talk about injustice:

About Debbie Ginsberg

Debbie is the Educational Technology Librarian at the Chicago-Kent Colleg of Law.
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