Dear Martin

Dear Martin

Book - 2017
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Writing letters to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., seventeen-year-old college-bound Justyce McAllister struggles to face the reality of race relations today and how they are shaping him.
Publisher: New York : Crown Books for Young Readers, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781101939499
Branch Call Number: YA STONE 2017
Characteristics: pages cm


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Hillsboro_RobP Jul 16, 2020

Nic Stone explores both the theories of racism as they often present themselves along a political split (debate club features heavily), and the lived experiences of two black friends in a predominantly white private high school in Georgia.
It swings rapidly from terrifying to touching, funny to conflicted, and brings the reader into the story for a ride on a race roller-coaster, but the most important aspect at the center of the story is friendship.

Apr 02, 2020

1/1 would recommend for anyone. I'm not one to like reading at all but this book is amazing. This book is pretty short but it tells a really good story displaying the bi-partisan politics of America and how it affects millions of people throughout America. It outlines the story of a black male being racially profiled and his struggles with present-day America's issues with racism and segregation. It reminds me of The Hate U Give.

Mar 15, 2020

Explores racism in a thorough and engaging way.

STPL_Kerry Nov 02, 2019

This Y.A novel by Nic Stone was really engaging. She has a casual, easy writing style (there are some amazingly articulated debate dialogues that I loved) and she creates these layered characters that are real, and intelligent (and some frustrating!). This is a very honest, bare account of experiences surrounding the issues of race relations in the U.S that were inspired by true events that had happened. It is a difficult subject, however she renders it in a way that is not preachy or alienating. My only complaint is that this book ended too fast!!
I can't wait to read more by Nic Stone.

Oct 21, 2019

Today I will be reviewing Nic Stone's Dear Martin. Dear Martin is an amazing book that discusses racism, although the actual book is fiction it definitely gives the reader an idea of how life can be for an African American in society. What I like about this book is how it captures different aspects and different point if views in society of different races, it shows how close minded people can be. The book is based on a fictional story but has a sense of reality to it. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in race relations or anyone who has an interest in racism in America. I would rate this book a 5/5.
@GhostedBooks of The Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

Gina_Vee Oct 19, 2019

This was a hard read for me. In fact, it was so hard that I couldn't write this until I read it a second time. The book goes deep into the subject of race as it plays out and as it's discussed in real life. It's worth the read.

Jul 03, 2019

Excellent, excellent, excellent!

I highly recommend this (sadly) contemporary read about race and culture in America. Very real and gets you right in the gut.

Mar 01, 2019

This was a fast-paced and thought provoking piece about race relations in the 21st century. I think there could have been a little bit more exploration into less overt racism to kind of a show a sliding scale, but one part that I really appreciated (and thought was unique to this piece as compared to other books with similar plot lines) was when a white ally apologized for speaking on behalf of the main character about racism rather than giving him the space and support to speak for himself.

SPL_Brittany Feb 13, 2019

A fast paced, thought-provoking engrossing read, that will delight fans of Angie Thomas's "The Hate U Give". Told in compelling prose, Nic Stone's novel focuses on the reality of race relations today, and the struggle that seventeen college-bound Justyce McAllister faces in trying to understand them, and who he is, through the letters he writes to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Jan 17, 2019

Such a good read! If you like this you need to try out The Hate U Give.

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