Stone, Nic. () Dear Martin /MLA Citation
Stone, Nic. Dear Martin. : . Print.
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Dear Martin /
|Physical Description:||210 pages ; 22 cm
9781101939505 (hardcover library edition)
1101939508 (hardcover library edition)
9781101939529 (Ember trade pbk.)
1101939524 (Ember trade pbk.)
|Language Note:||Text in English.
|Summary:||"Justyce McAllister is top of his class at Braselton Prep, captain of the debate team, and set for an Ivy League school next year- but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. He's eventually released without charges (or an apology), but the incident rattles him. Despite leaving his rough neighborhood, he can't seem to escape the scorn of his former peers or the attitude of his new classmates. The only exception: Sarah Jane, Justyce's gorgeous -and white- debate partner he wishes he didn't have a thing for. Justyce has studied the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. But do they hold up now? He starts a journal to Dr. King to find out. Then Justyce goes driving with his best friend, Manny, windows rolled down, music turned up. Much to the fury of the white off-duty cop beside them. Words fly, Shots are fired. And Justyce and Manny are caught in the crosshairs In the media fallout, it's Justyce who is under attack."--Jacket.
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.
|Target Audience:||Young Adult.
|Award:||2018 William C. Morris Honor|