Dear Martin

  • by Nic Stone
  • Narrated by Dion Graham
  • 4 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 debut.
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.

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What the Critics Say

"Vivid and powerful." (Booklist)
"Raw and gripping." (Jason Reynolds, New York Times best-selling coauthor of All American Boys)

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A MUST READ for young Black Males

Of all the books I’ve read, which varies greatly, I’ve never come across a fictional book that was so captivating and relevant with regard to my own life. Especially so, as a young African American male, who came of age during the tumultuous time of numerous police shootings, the formation of the Black Lives Matters movement, as a result, and the many events to follow. This book challenged me to even face the stereotypes within my own self consciousness. Despite what’s aforementioned, I’d recommend this book to ANY person, whether black or not. “Dear Martin” is truly a masterpiece that should be known as one of the most relevant pieces of literature in our generation.
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- Mike

the uncomfortable conversation people need to read

this story perfectly articulates the uncomfortable conversation that every black family has when their child becomes a teenager. The fact that the protagonist has lived in recent times and is still experiencing the same level of racism that Doctor Martin Luther King had is no shock the average black family but would be a shock to most. This book eloquently places you in the seat of a young black teenager having to deal with racism, issues are setting yourself apart from the pack, and the emotional struggle of having to have so much trusted on you at a young age. I would highly recommend everyone to read the story so they can have a better Insight of what it's like to experience the black struggle.
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- Harold

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-17-2017
  • Publisher: Listening Library