Bryan Stevenson’s book, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, premiered at number ten on the list of New York Times Best Sellers in Hardcover Nonfiction. Just Mercy presents the story of EJI, the people we represent, and the importance of confronting injustice.
We are thrilled that the book has reached the national bestseller list because a wider audience will now read Just Mercy and learn about EJI’s work challenging poverty and racial injustice, advocating for equal treatment in the criminal justice system, and creating hope for marginalized communities.
Events since the book’s release on October 21 have been standing-room-only, and books are selling out at signings in Washington, Boston, and New York. We hope you’ll order a copy and come to see Bryan when he’s at an event near you to discuss and sign copies of the book.
DESMOND TUTU, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, said Just Mercy is “gripping” and said, “What hangs in the balance is nothing less than the soul of a great nation.”
TRACY KIDDER, author of Mountains Beyond Mountains, called the book “important and compelling.”
JOHN GRISHAM, bestselling author, said it was “an inspiring and powerful story.”
MICHELLE ALEXANDER, author of The New Jim Crow, said, “Bryan Stevenson is one of my personal heroes, perhaps the most inspiring and influential crusader for justice alive today, and Just Mercy is extraordinary. The stories told within these pages hold the potential to transform what we think we mean when we talk about justice.”
ISABEL WILKERSON, author of The Warmth of Other Suns, said, “From the frontlines of social justice comes one of the most urgent voices of our era. Bryan Stevenson is a real-life, modern-day Atticus Finch who, through his work in redeeming innocent people condemned to death, has sought to redeem the country itself. This is a book of great power and courage. It is inspiring and suspenseful. A revelation.”