Favorite adult book recommendation — Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
- Be proximate…get close to people who need your help.
- Change the narrative…tell the real story.
- Stay hopeful…we need hope to bring change.
Mr. Stevenson spoke from experience. In Just Mercy, he followed his own advice to help bring mercy and justice to a shocking number of wrongly convicted people on death row in Georgia and Alabama. This book was difficult to read because the stories of how people were wronged were so outrageous, but we must know what is happening around us if we are to effect change. Although the subject matter was difficult, the book is easy and engaging to read.
Children’s book recommendation — I Went Walking by Sue Williams