Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #60: Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Hello everyone! "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, that is hosted by Breaking the Spine and the purpose of this event is that we spotlight upcoming releases of books that we are excited for!  This will also tie into Wishful Ending's Can't Wait Wednesday post!

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Title:  Dear Martin
Author:  Nic Stone
Expected Publication Date:  October 17th, 2017

Raw, captivating, and undeniably real, Nic Stone joins industry giants Jason Reynolds and Walter Dean Myers as she boldly tackles American race relations in this stunning debut.

Justyce McAllister is top of his class and set for the Ivy League—but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. And 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.

Another important book about the racism and police violence going on in this world and I'm really interested in seeing how the protagonist uses Martin Luther King Jr.'s words to get through this world.

So, what upcoming books are you looking forward to?  Please respond below!


  1. I've been dying for this book since I saw it. I can't wait to see what it's all about and I feel it's such a relevant topic. Great choice!

  2. Sounds very interesting! Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog! :)

  3. It sounds like a great read! So, is it supposed to take place while MLK Jr. was alive?

    1. I think it's takes place in a dystopian future or something like that.

  4. Oh nice! Been seeing a lot of this one around! Hope you love it too!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  5. This seems such an interesting book. Also, Martin Luther King in one of my heroes. <3 Thank you for sharing. Happy readings!

    Tânia @MyLovelySecret

    Ps. I hope you are having fun with the Halloween book bingo. :)

  6. This sounds really interesting.

  7. I saw this one the other day!!! :D I hope you enjoy!

  8. This sounds interesting. Can't wait to read your review.

  9. Oh yes I saw this book the author is going to be at an event at the place I normally make the drive for with another author but I'm not sure if I'll be able to make this one but the book sounds good!

  10. Very excited for this one. I got picked for a tour but since I didn't already have an ARC, I don't get to review, so I'll be waiting as well! Great pick!
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  11. Oh! I'm running a giveaway on Twitter for this book, if you're interested! I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it!

    Have a great week, Ronyell. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  12. I don't think I'd be interested in reading this book, but I hope you enjoy reading it, Ronyell.
    (I live just outside St. Louis, and the most recent protests are still going on.)
    My WoW

    1. Oh, I'm so sorry about the protests going on where you live. I hope things get better.

  13. This book sounds really good; especially with bringing in the MLK angle. Hope you enjoy reading it!

    Renee ~ My CWW

  14. OMG, what an AMAZING, AMAZING pick, Ronyell!! This book is a HIGHLY original take on the current issue of police violence toward African-Americans! A journal to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? WOWZA!!! I MUST get this one! Dr. King has always been one of my heroes, right along with Ghandi!! I'm adding it to my Goodreads shelves like NOW!

    Thanks for putting this book on my radar!! :) :)

    Thanks as well for always commenting on my own CWW post!! <3 <3 <3 ;) :) :)