Dear Martin

Dear Martin

eBook - 2017
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"Raw and gripping." --Jason Reynolds, New York Times bestselling coauthor of All American Boys

"A must-read!" --Angie Thomas, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Hate U Give

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.
Publisher: Crown Pub.,, 2017.
ISBN: 9781101939512
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
text file, rda


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LPL_WilliamO Dec 08, 2017

If you read and appreciated The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, pick this one up! I read this in one sitting because I simply could not put it down. A short, but powerful and important story addressing racism, police brutality, toxic masculinity, and much more. It definitely taught me a lot and made me think more about our society's issues.

Nov 28, 2017

This was a very well written story. I was born and raised in Atlanta, so I could relate to a lot of the characters. Each character got to the heart of the rising issue of police brutality in America. But what I enjoyed about the book was the honest viewpoint of Justyce and how his closest friend was oblivious to the struggles that African Americans face in society. It was a great read.


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