DIY Book Clubs
Are you in a book club? Would you like to start one? We have everything you need to host your own book club, from the discussion questions to recipes you can make and serve your fellow members. Follow the links below.
We’ll also be holding several book discussions at restaurants and retail shops around Tosa during February 2020. Join us for these discussions with a friend or come alone and make some new friends! You’ll find details on our Events page.
Discussion Questions for Just Mercy (from Penguin Random House)
The Equal Justice Intiative’s video library has many resources covering a broad range of topics on criminal justice reform.
- For an overview of the legal work that EJI focuses on, watch the About EJI: Challenging Racial Injustice video.
- For information on their work related to challenging excessive and harsh punishments for children condemned to die in prison, watch Cruel and Unusual: Sentencing 13- and 14-Year-Old Children to Die in Prison as well as All Children are Children: Challenging Abusive Punishment of Juveniles.
Recipes for Your Meeting:
A nonfiction book like Just Mercy doesn’t readily lend itself to menu ideas for a gathering, since food isn’t often discussed in the text. You might consider serving a menu based on what Anthony Ray Hinton ate when he was released from Death Row. Hinton was one of the many convicts helped by Bryan Stevenson, and he is now a community educator for the Equal Justice Initiative.
When Hinton was released, his first meal included: