Dear Martin


“Dear Martin” is a gripping and heartfelt young adult novel by Nic Stone. It follows the story of Justyce McAllister, a black teenager who starts writing letters to Martin Luther King Jr. as a way to navigate the racial injustices he faces. The book explores themes of racism, identity, and social justice, offering an honest and thought-provoking examination of the challenges young black individuals encounter in today’s society. With its powerful narrative and relatable characters, “Dear Martin” sparks important conversations about equality and the pursuit of a more inclusive world.


“Dear Martin” is a powerful and thought-provoking young adult novel written by Nic Stone. The story follows the life of Justyce McAllister, a black teenager who finds himself at the center of racial tensions and injustice. In an effort to cope with the discrimination he faces, Justyce begins writing letters to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., seeking guidance and understanding. Through his letters and personal experiences, the book explores themes of racism, police brutality, and the complexities of identity. “Dear Martin” offers a compelling narrative that prompts readers to reflect on social issues and encourages conversations about equality and justice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101939529
Publisher: Random House Children’s Books
Publication date: 09/04/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 44
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 14 – 17 Years


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