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Behind the Book by Nic Stone

Nic Stone’s poignant YA debut, Dear Martin, addresses the vital issue of police brutality against African American teens. Informative, honest and incredibly important, this novel follows a bright 17-year-old student named Justyce McAllister. After a harrowing experience due to a police officer's racial bias, Justyce tries to process his trauma, anger and confusion by writing a series of letters addressed to the late Civil Rights champion, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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