August 2019

What’s New · Featured Book of the Month Program: August

Adult Title

Just Mercy

Place a hold on our August selections for the Featured Book of the Month program!

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Bryan Stevenson, a lawyer and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, AL, details the shocking miscarriage of justice in cases like those of Walter McMillian, a black man accused of murdering a white woman and imprisoned on death row even before he was tried.

The Mary S. Stern Lecture featuring An Evening with Bryan Stevenson will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, in Procter & Gamble Hall at the Aronoff Center for the Arts. More details here.

Teen Title

Just Mercy

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
“In this young adult adaptation of the acclaimed bestselling Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson delves deep into the broken U.S. justice system, detailing from his personal experience his many challenges and efforts as a lawyer and social advocate, especially on behalf of America's most rejected and marginalized people.”
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Children’s Title

The Jumbies

The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste
“ 11-year-old Corinne La Mer claims she isn’t afraid of anything. Not scorpions, not the boys who tease her, and not malevolent spirts called jumbies. Then one night, when Corinne stumbles into the forest on her Caribbean island home, she rouses a jumbie who emerges to wreak havoc. Corrine must call on her courage and her friends to use ancient magic, stop the jumbie, and save the island. ”
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Look for displays of all our Featured Book of the Month titles at your local branch and the Main Library!