Series: Dear Martin Book 1
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Length: 240 pages
Audiobook Length: 4 hours and 32 minutes
First Published: 2017
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.
Quotes from Dear Martin
People often learn more from getting an undeserved pass than they would from being punished.
You ever consider that maybe you not supposed to ‘fit’? People who make history rarely do.
You can’t change how other people think and act, but you’re in full control of you.
What do I do when my very identity is being mocked by people who refuse to admit there’s a problem?
About Nic Stone
Nic Stone is an American author of young adult and middle-grade fiction whose works include Dear Martin and its sequel Dear Justyce, Odd One Out, Clean Getaway, and Jackpot. Stone was born and raised outside of Atlanta, Georgia. Visit the author’s website →