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Monday, January 15, 2018

DEAR MARTIN by Nic Stone / Book Spotlight #MLKDay #DearMartin

In honor of MLK Day, I wanted to spotlight a book that really resonated with me when I read it last year. Dear Martin by Nic Stone, is a gripping, must read, debut. Nic Stone has gifted readers with a powerful book that will make you think and feel a wide range of emotions. Based on current issues, and on recent news stories, this story is told from a mix of letters Justyce writes to Martin Luther King Jr, debate class conversations he has, and Justyce's own point of view. This is definitely worth the read, as it tackles racism at it's core. I felt like I walked away from reading this book with my eyes more open. You can read my 5 star book review, here. If you haven't yet, definitely add this book to your TBR list. I for one am glad that Justyce's story is out there for all to read. 


By: Nic Stone
Published by: Crown Books
Released on: October 17th, 2017 - TODAY
Purchase fromPenguin/Random House | Amazon | B&N
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Raw, captivating, and undeniably real, Nic Stone joins industry giants Jason Reynolds and Walter Dean Myers as she boldly tackles American race relations in this stunning debut.

Justyce McAllister is top of his class and set for the Ivy League—but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. And despite leaving his rough neighborhood behind, he can't escape the scorn of his former peers or the ridicule of his new classmates.

Justyce looks to the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for answers. But do they hold up anymore? He starts a journal to Dr. King to find out.

Then comes the day Justyce goes driving with his best friend, Manny, windows rolled down, music turned up—way up, sparking the fury of a white off-duty cop beside them. Words fly. Shots are fired. Justyce and Manny are caught in the crosshairs. In the media fallout, it's Justyce who is under attack.

1 comment:

  1. I'm a bit nervous about this book. Ack. Because it seems so good and important, yet I worry that I may not love it. But I want to. So hopefully reading it one day :) Thank you for sharing about it again lovely. <3