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Dear Martin by Nic Stone

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Dear Martin by Nic Stone Book Information

Author: Nic Stone
Genre: Young Adult | Book About Racism & BLM | Book Set In Atlanta
Pages: 224
Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: 2017

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Dear Martin by Nic Stone Summary

Justyce McAllister is a good kid, an honor student, and always there to help a friend—but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. 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.

Crown Books for Young Readers

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More About Author, Nic Stone

Nic Stone was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and graduated from Spelman College. She currently writes full-time. Read more about Nic Stone.

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