Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, our April 7 book club meeting has been cancelled. We will discuss Just Mercy at our May 5 meeting.

For our April book club we will be reading Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson, this year’s One Book Northland selection.

The One Book Northland committee includes representatives from the community, Duluth Public Library, Cloquet Public Library, Superior Public Library, Two Harbors Public Library, Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial, University of Minnesota Duluth, the College of St. Scholastica, North Save the Kids, Barnes & Noble, Bookstore at Fitger’s, and Zenith Bookstore.

About Just Mercy: Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinkmanship—and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever.

Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer’s coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice.

Copies of the book can be checked out at the Circulation Desk. Join us Tuesday, April 7 at 10:30 a.m. for lively discussion with other eager readers.