Bryan Stevenson’s book, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, is in its eighth week on the list of New York Times Best Sellers in Paperback Nonfiction. Just Mercy presents the story of EJI, the people we represent, and the importance of confronting injustice.
Just Mercy has won several prizes for the best work of nonfiction this year. It claimed the prestigious Carnegie Medal for best nonfiction, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, the NAACP Image Award, the Cohen Prize for Best Nonfiction, the NAIBA prize for best nonfiction of the year, and the top honor from Books for a Better Life. It has been praised as one of the best books of the year by the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Seattle Times, Time Magazine, Esquire Magazine and several other publications. Just Mercy was a finalist for the Kirkus Prize and the L.A. Times Book Prize. Starbucks endorsed the book this fall with the rare honor of featuring it in each of its U.S. stores and donating proceeds to EJI. Over a dozen colleges and universities selected Just Mercy as their Freshman Read in 2015 and the book has recently been published in German and Chinese with several other translations forthcoming.
We are grateful to EJI’s supporters for their enthusiasm about Just Mercy, and thrilled that so many people around the world are now learning about our work. We hope you’ll order a paperback copy and come to see Bryan when he’s at an event in your neighborhood to discuss and sign copies of the book.