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Review: Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Dear Martin by [Stone, Nic]

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.


“Why try to do right if people will always look at me and assume wrong?”

As a person of color I have had several thoughts as Justyce and several topics hit very close to home. For a debut author Stone was able to grab my attention with her words and loved how the story portrayed several sides of the coin. This was a very thought provoking read and so crucial to the current times. I won’t go into much detail about the plot because I want everyone to just read the story and receive the important message behind Nic Stones words.


5 Book Corner Stars 

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