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Dear Martin

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - WILLIAM C. MORRIS AWARD FINALIST - ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE'S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME

After a traffic stop turns violent at the hands of the police, a young Black teen grapples with racism--and what it means for his future. Critically acclaimed author Nic Stone boldly tackles America's troubled history with race relations in her gripping debut novel.

Raw and gripping. -JASON REYNOLDS, #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of Stamped: Racism, Anti-Racism, and You

Justyce 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 without cause.

When faced with injustice, 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 and a friend spark the fury of an off-duty cop. Words fly, shots are fired, and the boys get caught in the crosshairs. But in the media fallout, it's Justyce who is under attack.

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

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

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 145 x 216 x 21mm | 329g
  • Crown Books for Young Readers
  • NY, United States
  • English
  • 1101939494
  • 9781101939499
  • 127,511

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Praise for Dear Martin:

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!

"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

Painfully timely and deeply moving. -Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Raw and gripping. -Jason Reynolds, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Long Way Down

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
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About Nic Stone

Nic Stone is a native of Atlanta and 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--Stone began the project in an attempt to examine current affairs through the lens of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s teachings.

You can find her fangirling over her husband and sons on Twitter and Instagram at @getnicced or on her website nicstone.info.
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