In our last interview with Christine Edwards, foundation manager at Bungie, she recommended a book by Bryan Stevenson, an American lawyer who is the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, fighting poverty and challenging racial discrimination in the criminal justice system.
“I love reading books that tell a human story that gives me a different perspective that I might have not otherwise had. I’m reading a book called Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. It’s about a lawyer and his experience representing people who have been wrongly accused, badly represented, or disenfranchised by the justice system. The message is to never look at people at face value. That there’s always another story. Spend time listening to people and figuring out how they got to where they are.”
Not a big reader? This is a great book to jump you into the world of audio-books, perfect for commutes and workouts (this book is available on audio for free with your Audible trial). Bryan Stevenson also gave a fantastic TEDx talk about the racial imbalance of America’s justice system, which we highly recommend.