“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality.” –Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, December 10, 1964
Justyce McAllister, a black teen, is a good kid. He is top of his class, an honor student, and on his way to Yale. But none of that matters to the white officer who just put him in handcuffs. None of that matters to the white cop who shot Manny, Justyce’s best friend. None of that matters to the world of prejudice and racism. All that matters is that his skin is black, and black kids are dangerous. With all of this in mind, Justyce starts a journal to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., attempting to understand the hate towards blacks. “Can you explain why everywhere I turn, I run into people who wanna keep me down? What are we supposed to do? What am I supposed to do?”
“What would Martin do?”
Painfully honest and gut-wrenching, Nic Stone analyzes current affairs through the lens of Dr. King’s teachings. Dear Martin offers a look into the problems of the 21st century through the eyes of a black teenager battling today’s prejudices.
|Page Count||224 pages|
|Publisher||Crown Books for Young Readers|
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