Dear Martin by Nic Stone audiobook

Dear Martin

By Nic Stone
Read by Dion Graham

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4.55 Hours Unabridged
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"Powerful, wrenching.” –JOHN GREEN, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down "Raw and gripping." –JASON REYNOLDS, New York Times bestselling coauthor of All American Boys "A must-read!” –ANGIE THOMAS, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Hate U Give 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 #1 New York Times bestselling debut, a William C. Morris Award Finalist. 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. "Vivid and powerful." -Booklist, Starred Review   "A visceral portrait of a young man reckoning with the ugly, persistent violence of social injustice." -Publishers Weekly

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Summary

Summary

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A Printz Awards Honor Book

An Indie Next Kids' List Great Read

A 2017 ALA Best Book for Young Adults

"Powerful, wrenching.” –JOHN GREEN, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down "Raw and gripping." –JASON REYNOLDS, New York Times bestselling coauthor of All American Boys "A must-read!” –ANGIE THOMAS, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Hate U Give 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 #1 New York Times bestselling debut, a William C. Morris Award Finalist. 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. "Vivid and powerful." -Booklist, Starred Review   "A visceral portrait of a young man reckoning with the ugly, persistent violence of social injustice." -Publishers Weekly

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Stone’s novel is a raw, honest, and in-depth look at modern racism in America. She analyzes racism not only through the lens of a young man living it, but also through the lens of the past and Dr. King’s teachings. This multi-layered approach to such a complex and heartbreaking problem goes deeper than ‘racism is bad’ and instead analyzes what forms racism can take and the idea that there’s no such thing as ‘harmless racism’ or ‘funny racism.’ She shows how the events in people’s lives shape their beliefs and prejudices—and sometimes even change them…Compelling.” RT Book Reviews (4 stars)
“Narrator Dion Graham conveys Justyce McAllister’s depth of character and inner conflict…Graham at first registers Justyce’s confusion and shock. With equal believability, Graham depicts Justyce’s anger and trauma at experiencing racism at his mostly white prep school…Graham reflects Justyce’s isolation, suffering, and occasional moments of solace…[and], finally, hope in this powerful journey of self-discovery. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Raw and gripping.” Jason Reynolds, coauthor of All American Boys

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Author

Author Bio: Nic Stone

Author Bio: Nic Stone

Nic Stone is an Atlanta native and a Spelman College graduate. After working extensively in teen mentoring and living in Israel for several years, she returned to the United States to write full-time. Her debut novel for young adults, Dear Martin, was a New York Times bestseller and a William C. Morris Award finalist. Odd One Out was an NPR Best Book of the Year and a Rainbow Book List Top Ten selection.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 4.55
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English