Dear Martin by Nic Stone
About: 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. (Goodreads)
Stephanie Says: This is one of the only books I read this year that truly gave me a physical reaction. The more I read the less I feel that I am surprised or moved by stories, even gripping ones or ones I really enjoy, but this book gave me goosebumps! Dear Martin is a sensational debut for Nic Stone. She tells a remarkable story and couples it with a cast of characters who are sometimes infuriating and at other times will compel you to compassion.