Dear Martin

Dear Martin

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.

Title:Dear Martin
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781101939499
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    Dear Martin Reviews

  • Emily May

    For some, it sounds like the kind of dystopian world inspired by The Hunger Games. A dark, dystopian future where young men are gunned down for doing nothing wrong. Imagine trying to live your life wi...

  • destiny ??? [howling libraries]

    NOTE: As a white woman, I am incapable of fully understanding the issues that plague black individuals today. I recognize my privilege and try to learn something new every single day, and I am so grat...

  • Emma Giordano

    5/5 Stars! LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH.CW: racism, police brutalityDear Martin had me captivated the entire time, I seriously could not put it down. I finished it in under 3 hours so if you are looking fo...

  • C.G. Drews

    This was super brutal and super good! And so smol...it literally arrived in the mail and I nearly lost it in the packaging. But while I do have some quibbles about the size, ultimately I think it's AM...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)

    Every moment of this felt like a punch to the gut. There’s honestly not much else to say about this book. Despite being incredibly short, I think Dear Martin speaks for itself about racism and hatre...

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    I absolutely flew through this. It was SO good. ...

  • Kayla Dawn

    The topics that are being addressed in this are important and sadly very very real but this was just so TERRIBLY written!! And I don't want to feel forced to love a book just because of it's sensitive...

  • may ?

    4.5 starsI honestly have no idea why this isn’t getting more hype, because this book is absolutely beautiful, important, and poignant. It opens eyes and minds about issues that are happening right n...

  • Tomi Adeyemi

    I kept trying to read a chapter at a time over the course of 2 days, but every time I sat down for one chapter I ended up reading five. By day three I just said "screw my responsibilities" and let mys...

  • megs_bookrack

    Impactful. Important. Immersive.There are many different ways in which we learn about the world around us. One of the most important ways is through experience. Our personal experiences help to shape ...