“An older woman had given me a tall glass of sweet iced tea as I sat there liste…

“An older woman had given me a tall glass of sweet iced tea as I sat there listening and responding to questions.” 💙

Everybody should read this book. Everyone. I got the young reader’s edition for my son so we could discuss and it was such a really great time to reflect and discuss together while we are sheltering in place . It is a sobering read but full of compassion and hope. If anyone feels tired “fighting the fight” they need to read this book because reading about Mr. Stevenson’s efforts truly inspire me. How much work and energy and time and sacrifice he puts into these cases so that people do not get wrongfully killed is truly unimaginable. He is a hero. Truly a hero and I loved this just as much as Anthony Ray Hinton’s story , The Sun Does Shine, who was also a person that Mr. Stevenson helped get off of death row after being wrongfully convicted. Thankful for this time that I can spend with my kids, sharing a bit of conversation before they are all grown 💙



9 thoughts on ““An older woman had given me a tall glass of sweet iced tea as I sat there liste…”

  1. Fabulous review!! I (Jen) agree completely—this is a book that has stayed with me. It is SO powerful. 📚 I’ve heard good things about The Sun Does Shine…I really need to read it!

  2. Yeah that’s a heartbreaking but excellent look at the structural and racial inequalities in our social justice system

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