Common Reader 2019

Just Mercy

All incoming first-year students will be reading Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson. In this book, Stevenson recounts his early years working as a lawyer to defend poor, marginalized, and even wrongfully-accused and imprisoned individuals in the South. 

We believe Just Mercy will be a catalyst for important discussions for incoming students and all members of Cottey’s community, particularly in the book’s connections to Cottey’s threads: personal and social responsibility, women’s leadership, and global awareness.