Just Mercy Community Read Begins

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Teens , Adults

Program Description


Right now, members of the "League of Women Voters Hancock County," are placing free copies of Bryan Stevenson's book, Just Mercy, in various places around the county. Anyone may find the book, read it, and then share it with a friend or put it back for someone else to find. A bookmark inside tells about the program.

The movie, based on Just Mercy, will be screened Thursday, May 6, at the HJ Ricks Centre for the Arts in Greenfield. Those who read the book and take a survey will receive free admission.

Just Mercy demonstrates the difference that one person can make in the lives of others.

"It's necessary to recognize that we all need mercy, we all need justice, and--perhaps--we all need some measure of unmerited grace," says Stevenson.

Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction Named One of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times • The Washington Post • The Boston Globe • The Seattle Times • Esquire • Time.

Book clubs are encouraged to adopt Just Mercy for 2021.

This project has been made possible through a grant from Indiana Humanities in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities. It is also supported by the Indiana League of Women Voters, Hancock Health, and the Hancock County Public Library.