We are excited to announce that the next Freedom Readers book club is scheduled for Monday, October 29th from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. This book club is open to the public and will concentrate on fiction and non-fiction titles based around political or current cultural themes.
This month we will be discussing Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Brian Stevenson
UPCOMING BOOK SELECTIONS:
NOVEMBER 11/26 @ 5:30 pm Monstress by Lysley Tenorio
DECEMBER: Book Club Break - Happy Holidays & see you in January!
We invite healthy debate and discussion!
Topics & opinions discussed do not necessarily reflect Branches Books & Gifts employees viewpoints.
“The history of incarceration in America is deeply colored by our history of racism and poverty. Stevenson's work providing legal aid to death row inmates exposes truly inhumane, unjust practices and astonishing legal carelessness often fueled by outright prejudice. Just Mercy does not stop at reportage, but examines the costs to the individual, the family, the community, and society at large of these practices. This is a powerful book about one man's efforts to address injustice and a clarion call for reform not just for those imprisoned, but for a society that has lost its way.”
— Sheryl Cotleur, Copperfield's Books, Sebastopol, CA