July 2019

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

Adult Title

Just Mercy

Place a hold on our July 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

Real Friends

Real Friends by Shannon Hale and illustrated by LeUyen Pham
“ Newbery Honor author Shannon Hale and New York Times bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham join forces in this graphic memoir about how hard it is to find your real friends--and why it's worth the journey. Shannon and Adrienne have been best friends ever since they were little. But one day, Adrienne starts hanging out with Jen, the most popular girl in class and the leader of a circle of friends called The Group. Everyone in The Group wants to be Jen's #1, and some girls would do anything to stay on top...even if it means bullying others. Now every day is like a roller coaster for Shannon. Will she and Adrienne stay friends? Can she stand up for herself? And is she in The Group--or out? ”
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Look for displays of all our Featured Book of the Month titles at your local branch and the Main Library!