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From the national spokesperson for Everytown for Gun Safety and leading gun violence prevention advocate comes the riveting memoir of a mother’s loss and call to action, as well as a faith-based exploration of how the nation’s gun laws put a deadly target on American lives.

Lucia Kay McBath knew deep down that a bullet could one day take her son. After all, she had watched the news of countless unarmed Black men unjustly gunned down.

Standing Our Ground is McBath’s memoir of raising, loving, and losing her son to gun violence, and the story of how she transformed her pain into activism. After 17-year-old Jordan Davis was shot by a man who thought the music playing on his car stereo was too loud, the nation grieved yet again for the unnecessary loss of life. Here, McBath goes beyond the timeline and the assailant’s defense - Stand Your Ground - to present an emotional account of her fervent fight for justice, and her awakening to a cause that will drive the rest of her days.

But more than McBath’s story or that of her son, Standing Our Ground keenly observes the social and political evolution of America’s gun culture. A must-listen for anyone concerned with gun safety in America, it harkens back to such best sellers as The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace and Nobody.

©2018 Lucia Kay McBath (P)2018 Simon & Schuster

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A must read

Your willingness to let us in to your life and unimaginable pain is so important. I am a member of moms demand action and now will do more more!

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Love, Faith and Obedience!

What a powerful, faith filled story which kept me on the edge of my seat.

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GREAT BOOK

THIS WAS AN IN-LIGHTENING BOOK OF WHAT TRULY WENT ON AND THE TRUE UNDERSTANDING OF WHY HER SON WAS JUST MURDERED AND OTHERS WERE HARMED. THE HATE HAS TO STOP ! LUCIA IS A VERY BRAVE AND STRONG WOMAN. STANDING UP FOR WHAT IS RIGHT. ALL OF OUR LIVES ARE IN DANGER WITH THE GROWING HATE. VERY COMPELLING STORY. NEED TO READ OR LISTEN TO........

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Inspiring and Powerful

Who better to tell her own story than Lucy herself?! This performance is so unique and special because you hear the authenticity, passion, and vulnerability that went into the writing of this moving book. Highly recommend!

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