Welcome to The Ohio State University Libraries Guide to Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson. This guide offers resources for those who want to explore issues central to the book.
|About the book
From one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time comes an unforgettable true story about the redeeming potential of mercy.
Just Mercy tells the story of Bryan Stevenson, a young lawyer who 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 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 machinations and legal brinkmanship – and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever.
How does Just Mercy relate to my life experience?
You will find many themes and events in the book that relate to your life. During your lifetime, you will encounter new communities, cultures, ideas, and relationships. Bryan Stevenson’s story is full of life lessons and stories that will help you to reflect on new ideas:
Questions for readers (adapted from Teacher’s Guide)
We hope you enjoy reading "Just Mercy." As you read, use the following questions to help you apply the themes of the book to your life.