“Dear Martin,” a new novel by Atlanta author Nic Stone explores police violence against people of color, through the eyes of a teenage boy.
"I really wrote it for my sons, they’re one and five… And eventually, in 10 years, there are still going to be people who look at my sons and see a threat, instead of a kid. And I want them to be able to navigate this world that we live in,” says Stone.
The novel's main character, Justyce, tries to make sense of racism now using Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s teachings, asking if they still hold up. “Dear Martin” comes out October 17. The book launches with an event that night at The National Center for Human and Civil Rights in Atlanta.