2019 READMONT book announced: “Just Mercy” by Bryan Stevenson

We are pleased to announce the official launch of Readmont 2019, Piedmont’s community reading project, now in its ninth year. All Piedmonters are encouraged to read “Just Mercy” by Bryan Stevenson.

“Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption” presents a behind the scenes look at a defender of death penalty cases. Stevenson is a young Harvard Law School graduate who finds his passion defending unjust cases in the Deep South. He has an engaging writing style. Through hearing the true stories, the reader comes to care about Stevenson’s clients.

Where to find books:
Books are available for check out at by members of the community at each of the Piedmont school libraries, including the Piedmont High School, Piedmont Middle School and three elementary schools (Havens, Wildwood, and Beach).


Thank you:
Again this year, our books are funded through a generous grant from the Piedmont Appreciating Diversity Committee (PADC). A Great Good Place for Books in Montclair is offering a 20% discount on this title.


Discussions:
English department chairperson, Beth Black, will lead community discussions both during the school day as well as an evening event in May.

  • Tuesday, April 30, 12:40-1:10 pm, Room 30, outside the Library entrance, with Beth Black.
  • Wednesday, May 1, 1:00 – 1:30 pm, Room 30, outside the Library entrance, with Beth Black.
  • Wednesday, May 1, 7:00 – 8:00 pm, Piedmont High School Library, with Beth Black and a special guest speaker.
  • Thursday, May 2, 1:00 – 1:30 pm, Room 30, outside the Library entrance, with Beth Black.

Questions:


Please join the community in reading our 2019 Readmont book!

We hope this common reading experience will forge positive connections among students, staff, parents and community members as well as encourage reading as a medium of collaboration.

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