If you’re planning on doing something special to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, or are looking for a great book to read to really inspire you and make you feel some really deep feelings, Dear Martin by Nic Stone is the perfect book.

To spotlight this book today, I’ve created a mood board, and I’m also including a link to my review for this spectacular book (hint – I gave it 5 stars!), so you can check it out for yourself!

Dear Martin

Author: Nic Stone

Publication Date: October 17th, 2017

Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers

Synopsis: Justyce McAllister is top of his class, captain of the debate team, and set for the Ivy League next year—but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. He is eventually released without charges (or an apology), but the incident has Justyce spooked. Despite leaving his rough neighborhood, he can’t seem to escape the scorn of his former peers or the attitude of his prep school classmates. The only exception: Sarah Jane, Justyce’s gorgeous—and white—debate partner he wishes he didn’t have a thing for.

Struggling to cope with it all, Justyce starts a journal to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. But do Dr. King’s teachings hold up in the modern world? Justyce isn’t so sure.

Then comes the day Justyce goes driving with his best friend, Manny, windows rolled down, music turned up. Way up. Much to the fury of the white off-duty cop beside them. Words fly. Shots are fired. And Justyce and Manny get caught in the crosshairs. In the media fallout, it’s Justyce who is under attack. The truth of what happened that night—some would kill to know. Justyce is dying to forget.

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Click here to check out my review for Dear Martin by Nic Stone!


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10 Responses to Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with Dear Martin by Nic Stone

  1. I haven’t read this one yet, but it’s on my list. It does seem to be the perfect book for today.
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  2. I love this post and completely agree that reading Dear Martin is a wonderful way to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Your mood board is fantastic too!

  3. Sam@WLABB says:

    I love your mood board! I heard great things about this book, and hope to soon read it myself.
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  4. There are so many good books from last year I want to get to this year–this is one of them. That mood board is fantastic!
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    • Kelly says:

      Thank you! I know what you mean – there are a lot of books that came out last year that I didn’t get to yet, either! I hope you enjoy this when you read it.

  5. This is an excellent book and perfect for MLK Jr. Day. Hope you are enjoying your week!

    • Kelly says:

      This is the kind of book I wish I could buy a copy of for everyone, it’s so amazing and relevant. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you’re enjoying your week, too!

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