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Free: Two Years, Six Lives, and the Long Journey Home by Lauren Kessler

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This is a very good non-fiction book that takes an in-depth look at the difficulties people released from prison face once they are released. The author focuses on six individuals that were incarcerated as minors and follows their journeys as they are released and attempt to integrate back into a society that most of them barely recognize.

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Just Pursuit: A Black Prosecutor’s Fight for Fairness by Laura Coates

Rating: 4 out of 5.

For four years Laura Coates worked as a federal prosecutor for the Department of Justice in the District of Columbia. During her tenure she witnessed instances that, while perhaps legally right, were not just. Throughout a series of sixteen essays Ms. Coates describes cases that she handled, or witnessed, that involved black and brown defendants policed, prosecuted and judged differently than white defendants.

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Winston Churchill and the Art of Leadership: How Winston Changed the World by William Nester

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This was a good book that delved into Churchill’s personality and statesmanship.

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