Becoming Ms. Burton, Susan Burton and Cari Lynn

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Rebecca
Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women Cover Image
By Susan Burton, Cari Lynn, Michelle Alexander (Introduction by)
$25.95
ISBN: 9781620972120
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Published: New Press - May 9th, 2017

This is the life story of Susan Burton, from her childhood in Watts and decades in and out of prison, to recovery and her powerful, inspiring life now as a pioneer in the justice reform movement.  It reads almost like a harrowing adventure through deserts and over mountains, except that the deserts are historical and the mountains are political.  It's food for empathy; gripping, unflinching, eye-opening, and encouraging.