Nic Stone

LaRaven Taylor/GPB

Being a teenager today is difficult enough. For many, shifting definitions of sexual orientation adds layers of adolescent angst. A new young adult novel from The New York Times bestselling author, Nic Stone follows how questions of gender and indentity play out in the lives of three teens in a Decatur high school.

A new novel by Atlanta-based author Nic Stone explores police violence against people of color through the eyes of a teenage boy. He tries to make sense of contemporary racism using the teachings of Martin Luther King Jr., asking if those teachings still hold up. “Dear Martin” is out today, Oct. 17. The book launches with an event tonight at The National Center for Human and Civil Rights in Atlanta. Author Nic Stone joins us live in the studio.