2019 READMONT is Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
We hope this common reading experience will forge positive connections among students, staff, parents and community members as well as encourage reading as a medium of collaboration. English department chairperson, Beth Black, will lead community discussions both during the school day as well as an evening event in May. Books here for checkout at all schools.
Tuesday, April 30, 12:40-1:10 pm, Room 30, outside the Library entrance, with Beth Black.
Wednesday, May 1, 1:00 – 1:30 pm, Room 30, outside the Library entrance, with Beth Black.
Wednesday, May 1, 7:00 – 8:00 pm, Piedmont High School Library, with Beth Black and a special guest speaker.
Thursday, May 2, 1:00 – 1:30 pm, Room 30, outside the Library entrance, with Beth Black.
From Random House and goodreads on Just Mercy:
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.
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800 Magnolia Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94611