Dear Martin

By Nic Stone
Read by Dion Graham

4.55 Hours 10/17/2017 unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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"Powerful, wrenching.” –JOHN GREEN, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down "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 New York Times bestselling debut, a William C. Morris Award Finalist. 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. "Vivid and powerful." -Booklist, Starred Review   "A visceral portrait of a young man reckoning with the ugly, persistent violence of social injustice." -Publishers Weekly

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Summary

Summary

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A Printz Awards Honor Book

An Indie Next Kids' List Great Read

A 2017 ALA Best Book for Young Adults

"Powerful, wrenching.” –JOHN GREEN, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down

"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 New York Times bestselling debut, a William C. Morris Award Finalist.

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.

"Vivid and powerful." -Booklist, Starred Review
 
"A visceral portrait of a young man reckoning with the ugly, persistent violence of social injustice." -Publishers Weekly

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Raw and gripping. Jason Reynolds, bestselling coauthor of All American Boys
Absolutely incredible, honest, gut-wrenching. A must read!  Angie Thomas, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Hate U Give
Teens, librarians and teachers alike will find this book a godsend...Vivid and powerful. Booklist, Starred Review
A visceral portrait of a young man reckoning with the ugly, persistent violence of social injustice.  Publishers Weekly
Painfully timely and deeply moving. Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author
A powerful, wrenching, and compulsively readable story that lays bare the history, and the present, of racism in America. John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down  
“Narrator Dion Graham conveys Justyce McAllister’s depth of character and inner conflict…Graham at first registers Justyce’s confusion and shock. With equal believability, Graham depicts Justyce’s anger and trauma at experiencing racism at his mostly white prep school…Graham reflects Justyce’s isolation, suffering, and occasional moments of solace…[and], finally, hope in this powerful journey of self-discovery. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Stone’s novel is a raw, honest, and in-depth look at modern racism in America. She analyzes racism not only through the lens of a young man living it, but also through the lens of the past and Dr. King’s teachings. This multi-layered approach to such a complex and heartbreaking problem goes deeper than ‘racism is bad’ and instead analyzes what forms racism can take and the idea that there’s no such thing as ‘harmless racism’ or ‘funny racism.’ She shows how the events in people’s lives shape their beliefs and prejudices—and sometimes even change them…Compelling.” RT Book Reviews (4 stars)
A New York Times Bestseller!A William C. Morris Award Finalist!An ALAN / Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award Finalist!A 2018 BookExpo Editors' Buzz Selection!An Indies Introduce Selection! A Kids' Indie Next List pick!  
“Raw and gripping.” Jason Reynolds, coauthor of All American Boys

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Author

Author Bio: Nic Stone

Nic Stone was born and raised in a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia, and the only thing she loves more than an adventure is a good story about one. She is a Spelman College graduate. After working extensively in teen mentoring and living in Israel for a few years, she returned to the United States to write full-time. Dear Martin, her first novel, is loosely based on a series of true events involving the shooting deaths of unarmed African American teenagers. Shaken by the various responses to these incidents—and to the pro-justice movement that sprang up as a result—she began the project in an attempt to examine current affairs through the lens of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s teachings.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 4.55
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English