The 2016-2017 Pirate Read Selection: Just Mercy
The Pirate Read Committee is pleased to announce Just Mercy, A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson as the 2016 Pirate Read Selection.
Just Mercy is the winner of the Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction, NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction, and Books for a Better Life Award. Just Mercy is the finalist for the Los Angeles Book Prize and the Kirkus Reviews Prize. The book is also an American Library Association Notable Book.
Just Mercy presents key issues that are applicable across disciplines. Major (or key) themes include:
About the Pirate Read
A committee of faculty, staff and students selects the book and coordinates activities with departments within academic and student affairs.
Prior to the start of their first semester at East Carolina University, incoming students are expected to read a common book. The purposes of the summer read program are to: