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DiversiTeen Book Club

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

  • Date: 12/10/2019 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM  
  • Location: Pflugerville Public Library
    1008 W. Pfluger Street
    Pflugerville, Texas 78660
  • Introduction: Once a a month, teens are invited to hang out with other book lovers, eat cookies, and celebrate diversity in young adult books. New members are always welcome.
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Once a month, teens ages 12-18 are invited to hang out with other book lovers, eat cookies, and celebrate diversity in young adult books. New members are always welcome.

This month, we will discuss Dear Martin by Nic Stone. Free copies will be available while supplies last. Email amandac@pflugervilletx.gov for a free copy.

Summary: Justyce McAllister is a good kid, an honor student, and always there to help a friend—but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. Despite leaving his rough neighborhood 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 cop 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.

DiversiTeen meets in the Thornton room. Please arrive on time to minimize distractions. Space, books, and cookies are limited.

 

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