NEW BOOK NEWS
Book title: Dear Martin by Nic Stone
Synopsis: Justyce McAllister is top of his class and set for the Ivy League – but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. And despite leaving his rough neighbourhood 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 police officer 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.
Release date: 3rd May 2018
First thoughts: May is looking to be a powerhouse for excellent sounding books. The idea of Justyce writing to Dr. King sounds fascinating, and I really do hope that we get to see these journal entries within the book. Strong books like these are not only important, but they hold up a mirror to society, especially in America. Although I know the situations portrayed in this book will be likely to make me angry, I’m looking forward to reading this.