Episode #4- Nic Stone on Dear Martin
Nic Stone’s realistic and riveting novel, Dear Martin, brings readers into the shoes of a teenager dealing with overt racism in a peaceful way. This book is so impactful because despite discrimination and hatred towards his race, the main character, Justyce, copes with these issues in a meaningful way. In this interview we discuss
- Police Brutality
- The importance of treating everyone as equal
- The treatment of minorities in school settings
Dear Martin brings up real-life issues that several teens can relate to. Often, African-Americans
I connected to Bri’s character because I know people in real life who are experiencing her struggle. It breaks my heart when people are robbed of basic things like an education or a job opportunity due to stereotypes and skin color.
About the Author
Nic Stone was born and raised in a suburb of Atlanta, GA, and the only thing she loves more than an adventure is a good story about one. After graduating from Spelman College, she worked extensively in teen mentoring and lived in Israel for a few years before returning to the US to write full-time. Growing up with a wide range of cultures, religions, and backgrounds, Stone strives to bring these diverse voices and stories to her work.