Release date: Sept. 2018
What it's about: Justyce begins writing letters to Martin Luther King Jr. after a scary, discriminatory incident with the police. Jus is a smart kid who attends a mostly white prep school and dreams of attending an Ivy League university, but he begins to wonder if the world sees him as good because of the color of his skin. After the incident, Jus begins reflecting upon the daily microaggressions he experiences, especially those that come from a certain group of classmates. Dear Martin is a timely novel, now more than ever, that poignantly dives deep into the reality of injustice, prejudices, privilege, and racism.
Don't miss the sequel coming September 29, Dear Justyce, which follows Quan, a Black teen, who is incarcerated after being accused of shooting a police officer.
Get it from Bookshop for $9.19, from Barnes and Noble for $8.99, or from a local bookstore through Indiebound here.