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    Title: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
    Author: Bryan Stevenson
    Publisher: Spiegel & Grau (Penguin Random House)
    Publication Date: 2014
    Genre: Memoir, Non-Fiction, Social Justice

    Summary:
    “Just Mercy” is a memoir by Bryan Stevenson, a lawyer and social justice activist, that documents his career defending marginalized Americans who have been unfairly and harshly punished by the U.S. criminal justice system. The book tells the story of Stevenson’s work with the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), a nonprofit law office in Montgomery, Alabama, dedicated to defending the poor, the incarcerated, and the wrongly condemned. At the heart of the book is the story of Walter McMillian, a Black man who was framed for the murder of a white woman and sentenced to death row. Stevenson’s memoir highlights the systemic injustices and racial disparities in the criminal justice system, and it chronicles his efforts to challenge these injustices and bring about reform.

    Awards and Recognition:
    “Just Mercy” has received numerous awards and honors, including the 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, the 2015 Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Nonfiction, and the 2015 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in Nonfiction. The book was also a New York Times bestseller and spent more than 230 weeks on the paperback nonfiction best sellers list.

    Adaptations:
    The book was adapted into a feature film of the same name in 2019, directed by Destin Daniel Cretton and starring Michael B. Jordan as Stevenson and Jamie Foxx as Walter McMillian. A young adult adaptation of the book was published in 2018.

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