Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: Dear Martin by Nic Stone


This bookish meme tells the blogosphere what we're waiting patiently (and sometimes not so patiently) for! It's hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine!

Dear Martin


     Nic Stone joins industry giants Jason Reynolds and Walter Dean Myers as she boldly tackles American race relations in this stunning debut.
     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 that 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.

Published by: Crown Books for Young Readers
Expected Publication: October 17, 2017

Why I'm Waiting: Man oh Man, this is the year for African American books. And I am ALL HERE FOR IT. This and THUG are books that the public NEED and I cannot wait to get my hands on it and praise it to the world. (Yes I'm confident I'm going to love it lol) Another reason I'm excited to get this in my hands, is the fact that I already have some teens who I showed the cover to and they didn't even read the synopsis and they asked me could they check it out. I had to tell them that it wasn't out yet :( I was able to put them on the list for THUG while they waited tho! 

What are you waiting on this week?
Will you be waiting on this with me?

3 comments:

  1. OOh nice! Not sure if it's my kind of read, needs vampires, LOL! But I hope you'll thoroughly enjoy this one!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

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  2. I am super excited for this one, too!

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