Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson @PenguinRandomCA #JustMercy Genre: Non-fiction, AutobiographyMy Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐It was purely coincidental that I read this, this month, which also happens to be Black History month. I had seen Jamie Foxx & Michael B. Jordan on The Tonight Show talking about the movie, which made me wanna read it in the first place! Non-fiction, let alone autobiographies, are sooo not me! But I’m really glad I decided to pick this one up.It was an eye opening experience, that explores the history of slavery in Alabama, racism against blacks and judicial system, which made for a much heavier read. All the hate crime and police brutality mentioned throughout made my blood boil. Being Asian, I’ve experienced racism all my life, but fortunately, never to this degree.I did find myself skimming, since I was mainly interested in Walter’s case and the outcome. But it was an excellent read otherwise!Have you read this one? Have you seen the movie?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. Share this:TwitterFacebookPinterestLike this:Like Loading... Related Comments are closed.