When you join over 7,000 new Buckeyes in the Buckeye Book Community (BBC), you're sharing an experience that will connect you to the whole first-year class. It's more than just reading a book this summer. It's a community built around conversations the book will spark in your survey course, in your residence hall and around campus in all sorts of academic and co-curricular settings.
The 2017 BBC selection is Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson.
About the book
From one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time comes an unforgettable true story about the redeeming potential of mercy.
Just Mercy tells the story of Bryan Stevenson, a young lawyer who 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 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 machinations and legal brinkmanship – and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever.
How does Just Mercy relate to my first-year experience?
You’ll find many themes and events in the book that relate to your life as a new student at Ohio State. During the next year, you’ll encounter new responsibilities, communities, independence, relationships and obstacles. Bryan Stevenson’s story is full of life lessons and stories that will prompt you to reflect on many of these ideas, specifically:
integrity and justice
Bryan Stevenson is coming to campus!
Join our Buckeye Book Community author, Bryan Stevenson, for a lecture and book signing on campus! Mr. Stevenson will share his story, discuss the book, and answer questions from audience members.
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30.