Is Dear Martin the first book?

First edition
AuthorNic Stone
Followed byDear Justyce

How many Dear Martin books are there?

Dear Martin Series (2 book series) Kindle Edition. After a traffic stop turns violent at the hands of the police, a young Black teen grapples with racism—and what it means for his future. Critically acclaimed author Nic Stone boldly tackles America’s troubled history with race relations in her gripping debut novel.

What age group is Dear Martin for?

Recommended for Ages 15 up. Justyce and his best friend Manny are black and go to a mostly white school. Justyce’s close friend and debate partner is Jewish.

Is Nic Stone alive?

Nic Stone
Years active2017-present

Is Dear Martin appropriate for high school students?

This was such an amazing book, but, it’s a bit mature, so I recommend ages 14 and up.

How old was Nic Stone when she started writing?

I was 19 and I had a group of nine 16- and 17-year-olds, so it’s not like I had all this extra experience.

What level book is Dear Martin?

The Lexile for Dear Martin is also listed as HL720. This equates to about a 4th or 5th grade reading level.

What is Lexile level?

What Is a Lexile Level? A popular method used by schools to measure a student reader’s ability is Lexile level or a Lexile Measure. A Lexile measure is a valuable tool for teachers, parents, and students. It serves two unique functions: it is the measure of how difficult a text is OR a student’s reading ability level.

What lexile is the Hate U Give?

The Hate U Give
Topics:Community, Social Issues, African American History/Interest
Publisher:Balzer + Bray
BISAC/Subject:YAF058110, YAF046120, YAF058190

Is Dear Martin written in first person?

Dear Martin is told in an alternating mix of third-person narration, script-like dialogues, and letters to Martin Luther King Jr.

Who is Justyce McAllister?

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.

Is Dear Martin third person limited?

Dear Martin is narrated in the third person limited, with Justyce as the limiting character.

How are Dear Martin and The Hate U Give similar?

16-year-old Starr Carter and 17-year-old Justyce McAllister are the protagonists of The Hate U Give and Dear Martin, respectively. Both main characters fall in love with someone who is white, facing disapproval from their parents, and have a falling-out with longtime friends.

What is third person POV?

Third Person Point of View. In third-person narration, the narrator exists outside the events of the story, and relates the actions of the characters by referring to their names or by the third-person pronouns he, she, or they.

Is there a sequel to Dear Martin?

Sequel. Stone wrote a sequel, Dear Justyce, which was published in October 2020. The book is about an incarcerated teen, Quan, who is on trial for murder charges. Quan first appears in Dear Martin as the cousin of Justyce’s best friend.

Is Dear Martin a true story?

Dear Martin, her first novel, is loosely based on a series of true events involving the shooting deaths of unarmed African American teenagers.

What is the climax of Dear Martin?

They reach a climax of tension in which Manny is on the side of “let it go” and Justyce is on the side of “you have betrayed me by hanging out with people who don’t respect us” (Manny is also black).

What is the falling action of Dear Martin?

Falling Action – Once Justyce recovers enough he attends Manny’s funeral that he would father not go to but attends anyways. As the choir is singing at Manny’s funeral, this triggers flashbacks of “SJ standing over him weeping, his left hand gripped in her right one, her left hand stroking her face” (Stone 127).


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