Praise for Standing Our Ground
“Moving, poignant, and clearly written … A heartfelt call to action for advocates of common-sense gun laws. “ —Kirkus
“McBath tells a powerful story, and her grace, humility, and determined spirit will serve as inspiration to many.”
—Publisher’s Weekly starred review
Standing Our Ground is Lucia Kay McBath’s memoir of raising, loving, and losing her son, and the story of how she transformed her pain into activism. After seventeen-year-old Jordan Davis was shot by a man who thought the music he and his friends were playing on their car stereo was too loud, the nation grieved yet again for the unnecessary loss of life. Here, McBath goes beyond the events of that day and the assailant’s controversial Stand Your Ground defense, to present an emotional account of her fervent fight for justice, and her spiritual restoration as she awakened to a cause that will drive the rest of her days. Standing Our Ground is a timely exploration of the ways in which guns, race, and faith intersect in American life, and how we can move beyond our implicit biases and ancient fears to achieve a safer nation for us all.
Lucia “Lucy” McBath is a mother, wife, businesswoman, and activist for social justice. Focused on legislative reform that will make communities safer for every American, Lucy holds dual roles as the national spokesperson and faith and community outreach leader for Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.
Rosemarie Robotham is an award-winning author, editor, and literary collaborator. A former senior editor at Simon & Schuster and deputy editor of Essence magazine, she lives in New York City with her husband and two children.