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  • Just mercy : adapted for young adults : a true story of the fight for justice

    Just mercy : adapted for young adults : a true story of the fight for justice2018

    by Bryan Stevenson

    (2,610)

    Summary: In this young adult adaptation, 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...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 305.569 STE YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

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  • The new Jim Crow : mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness

    The new Jim Crow : mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness2020

    by Michelle Alexander

    (76,756)

    Summary: As the United States celebrates the nation's "triumph over race" with the election of Barack Obama, the majority of young black men in major American cities are locked behind bars or have been...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 365 ALE

    Location: New Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 2 details

  • Just mercy [eBook] : adapted for young adults : a true story of the fight for justice

    Just mercy : adapted for young adults : a true story of the fight for justice2018

    by Bryan Stevenson

    (2,672)

    Summary: In this young adult adaptation, 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...  more »

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  • Just mercy [eBook] : a story of justice and redemption

    Just mercy : a story of justice and redemption2014

    by Bryan Stevenson

    (146,062)

    Summary: The founder of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama recounts his experiences as a lawyer working to assist those desperately in need, reflecting on his pursuit of the ideal of compassion in American justice.

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  • Locking up our own [eBook] : crime and punishment in black America

    Locking up our own : crime and punishment in black America2017

    by James Forman

    (2,944)

    Summary: Critics of America's criminal justice system have assailed the rise of mass incarceration, emphasizing its disproportionate impact on people of color. As James Forman Jr. points out, however, the war...  more »

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  • Locking up our own : crime and punishment in black America

    Locking up our own : crime and punishment in black America2018

    by James Forman

    (2,944)

    Summary: Critics of America's criminal justice system have assailed the rise of mass incarceration, emphasizing its disproportionate impact on people of color. As James Forman Jr. points out, however, the war...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 365 FOR

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Charged : the new movement to transform American prosecution and end mass incarceration

    Charged : the new movement to transform American prosecution and end mass incarceration2019

    by Emily Bazelon

    (1,186)

    Summary: The American criminal justice system is supposed to be a contest between two equal adversaries, the prosecution and the defense, with judges ensuring a fair fight. But in fact, it is prosecutors who...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 345.73 BAZ

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Punching the air

    Punching the air2020

    by Ibi Aanu Zoboi

    (3,789)

    Summary: This is a powerful YA novel in verse about a boy who is wrongfully incarcerated. Amal Shahid has always been an artist and a poet. But even in a diverse art school, he's seen as disruptive and...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F ZOBOI

    Location: New YA Fiction

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  • The Central Park five [DVD]

    The Central Park five2013

    Summary: Chronicles America's complicated perceptions of race and crime through the story of the "Central Park 5"--A group of minority teenagers wrongfully convicted and jailed for brutally raping a white woman in New York.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 364.1532 CEN

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • A colony in a nation

    A colony in a nation2017

    by Christopher L. Hayes

    (5,630)

    Summary: America likes to tell itself that it inhabits a postracial world, yet nearly every empirical measure -- wealth, unemployment, incarceration, school segregation -- reveals that racial inequality has...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 364.34 HAY

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Conan Doyle for the defense [eBook] : the true story of a sensational British murder, a quest for justice, and the world's most famous detective writer

    Conan Doyle for the defense : the true story of a sensational British murder, a quest for justice, and the world's most famous detective writer2018

    by Margalit Fox

    Summary: In this thrilling true-crime procedural, the creator of Sherlock Holmes uses his unparalleled detective skills to exonerate a German Jew wrongly convicted of murder. For all the scores of biographies...  more »

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  • Conan Doyle for the defense : the true story of a sensational British murder, a quest for justice, and the world's most famous detective writer

    Conan Doyle for the defense : the true story of a sensational British murder, a quest for justice, and the world's most famous detective writer2018

    by Margalit Fox

    (1,457)

    Summary: In this thrilling true-crime procedural, the creator of Sherlock Holmes uses his unparalleled detective skills to exonerate a German Jew wrongly convicted of murder. For all the scores of biographies...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 364.1523 FOX

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Stakes is high : life after the American dream

    Stakes is high : life after the American dream2020

    by Mychal Denzel Smith

    (194)

    Summary: "We are better than this" has been the rallying cry since Donald Trump was elected. But as author Mychal Denzel Smith shows, Americans are too comfortable imagining our greatness. We like to believe...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 973.933 SMI

    Location: New Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Devil in the grove : Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the dawn of a new America

    Devil in the grove : Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the dawn of a new America2012

    by Gilbert King

    (10,872)

    Summary: Chronicles a little-known court case in which Thurgood Marshall successfully saved a black citrus worker from the electric chair after the worker was accused of raping a white woman with three other black men.

    BOOK

    Call #: 305.896 KIN

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • I can't breathe : a killing on Bay Street

    I can't breathe : a killing on Bay Street2017

    by Matt Taibbi

    (1,923)

    Summary: A work of riveting literary journalism that explores the roots and repercussions of the infamous killing of Eric Garner by the New York City police.

    BOOK

    Call #: 363.23 TAI

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Just mercy [Blu-ray]

    Just mercy2020

    Summary: A powerful and thought-provoking true story follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson and his history-making battle for justice. After graduating from Harvard, Bryan had his pick of lucrative jobs....  more »

    BLU-RAY

    Call #: BLU DRAMA JUST

    Location: Blu-rays Drama

    copies in: 0 of 2 details

  • Just mercy [DVD]

    Just mercy2020

    Summary: A powerful and thought-provoking true story follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson and his history-making battle for justice. After graduating from Harvard, Bryan had his pick of lucrative jobs....  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA JUST

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • O.J. [DVD] : made in America

    O.J. : made in America2016

    Summary: An essential examination of the rise and fall of Orenthal James Simpson, and parallels between his incredible story with that of race in America. This critically-acclaimed documentary series reveals...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD B SIMPSON

    Location: DVDs Biography

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • O.J. [Blu-ray] : made in America

    O.J. : made in America2016

    Summary: An essential examination of the rise and fall of Orenthal James Simpson, and parallels between his incredible story with that of race in America. This critically-acclaimed documentary series reveals...  more »

    BLU-RAY

    Call #: BLU B SIMPSON

    Location: Blu-rays Biography

    copies in: 1 of 1 details