28 Days of Black Authors ~Day 4

“You ever consider that maybe you not supposed to ‘fit’? People who make history rarely do.” ~Dear Martin

Nic Stone

Living in Israel and experiencing different cultures influenced Nic Stone’s writing. In her debut novel: Dear Martin, she expertly bends stereotypes about culture, ethnicity, and economics.

Dear Martin is about Justyce, a boy who begins to write letters to Martin Luther King after an experience with police brutality. I love the complexity with which she writes Justyce’s character, he isn’t a stereotypical one note black guy: his past, present, and future are nuanced and mirror real life.

This novel is timely: it deals with current issues surrounding ethnicity, police brutality, and stereotypes expertly. I’m anticipating more from Nic Stone in the future.

Stay fly,

~Akilah

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