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BLOG TOUR --- Dear Martin by Nic Tone [Excerpt + Giveaway]

I am so excited to bring you this excerpt from the fantastic, and newly released, debut by Nic Stone: Dear Martin!  Jus's story is one that hundreds of African-Americans, not just kids either, go through every day in America, the "Land of the Free".  With books like this one highlighting these stories, both of racism and the strength to fight, the reader will be forced to examine themselves and how they exist in this system.

Title: Dear Martin
Author(s): Nic Stone
Edition: Hardcover, ebook, audiobook; 224 pages
Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 17, 2017
Source: Rockstar Book Tours
Buy: Amazon - Barnes & Noble - Book Depository - Audible - iBooks

Tour Schedule

Week One:
10/16/2017 - LILbooKlovers - Interview
10/17/2017 - YA Bibliophile - Review
10/18/2017 - Mama Reads Blog - Guest Post
10/19/2017 - Here's to Happy Endings - Review
10/20/2017 - Eli to the nth - Excerpt

Week Two:
10/23/2017 - Chasing Faerytales - Review
10/24/2017 - Omg Books and More Books - Interview
10/25/2017 - BookHounds YA - Review
10/26/2017 - Novel Novice - Guest Post
10/27/2017 - The Bookish Libra - Review

Week Three:
10/30/2017 - Never Too Many To Read - Review
10/31/2017 - Mrs. Knott's Book Nook - Interview
11/1/2017 - Reese's Reviews - Excerpt
11/2/2017 - Novel Ink - Review
11/3/2017 - Wandering Bark Books - Guest Post

Week Four:
11/6/2017 - Amanda Gernentz Hanson - Review
11/7/2017 - Lisa Loves Literature - Excerpt
11/8/2017 - Feed Your Fiction Addiction - Review
11/9/2017 - Lost in Ever After - Interview
11/10/2017 - A Backwards Story - Review

The Summary

Justyce McAllister is top of his class, captain of the debate team, and set for the Ivy League next year—but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. He is eventually released without charges (or an apology), but the incident has Justyce spooked. Despite leaving his rough neighborhood, he can’t seem to escape the scorn of his former peers or the attitude of his prep school classmates. The only exception: Sarah Jane, Justyce’s gorgeous—and white—debate partner he wishes he didn’t have a thing for.

Struggling to cope with it all, Justyce starts a journal to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. But do Dr. King’s teachings hold up in the modern world? Justyce isn’t so sure.

Then comes the day Justyce goes driving with his best friend, Manny, windows rolled down, music turned up. Way up. Much to the fury of the white off-duty cop beside them. Words fly. Shots are fired. And Justyce and Manny get caught in the crosshairs. In the media fallout, it’s Justyce who is under attack. The truth of what happened that night—some would kill to know. Justyce is dying to forget.


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.

You can find her goofing off and/or fangirling over her husband and sons on most social media platforms as @getnicced.


3 winners will receive a finished copy of Dear Martin , US Only

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