Just Mercy is a gripping and frequently hard hitting look into the attempts of Bryan Stevenson, director of the Equal Justice Initiative, to right the wrongs committed against some of the men, women and even children on death row. This book rips through the maximum security walls and gives you a harsh glimpse into the injustices committed against poor and disabled people, wrongly convicted and sometimes altogether innocent. Reading this will give you a deeper understanding of how the law sometimes gets it wrong and how we can all do our part to help facilitate change.
Seven Brief Lessons on Physics is an incredible tool for readers young and old. Each essay gives you a moderately easy to grasp layout of some of the most interesting concepts in the world of physics ranging from Relativity to black holes. If you're already well versed, this book is an excellent refresher and if you don't have much exposure it's a perfect introduction. This little book would make a great gift for the physics fan in your life.
Diana Nyad's Find A Way is an unbelievably incredible story of struggle, failure and triumph. Diana begins with a heartbreaking history of abuse throughout her childhood by people she trusted and reveals how she managed to regain her trust in and love for others and herself. She reveals how she became interested in and then practically obsessed with swimming. From getting up before the sun to swim laps every single day of high school to swimming all the way around Manhattan, we see how she finally wound her way to the dream of swimming from Cuba to Florida. We learn of the troubles and issues that arise from such a huge feat. From dehydration and sheer mental exhaustion from staying up for days at a time to tropical storms and the venomous box jellyfish. And we get to share in the pure exhilaration as she stumbled from the ocean after that final swim. This book definitely serves as a reminder that, the only way you won't accomplish your dreams is if you stop trying.