2020 - 2021
English III Humanities
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson–Unavailable
An unforgettable true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to end mass incarceration in America — from one of the most inspiring lawyers of our time.
Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a nonprofit law office in Montgomery, Alabama, dedicated to defending the poor, the incarcerated, and the wrongly condemned.
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The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls Available for $17 (ISBN:978-0-7432-4754-2)
A remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette’s brilliant and charismatic father captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology,
and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive.
Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn’t want the responsibility of raising a family.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald Available for $17 (ISBN: 978-0-7432-7356-5)
First published in 1925, this quintessential novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the mysteriously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession,” it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s.