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  • Dear Martin

  • By: Nic Stone
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 460
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 418
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 417

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • timely

  • By Will on 03-23-18

Perfect

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-17-18

The narrator was perfect the story was interesting and thought provoking. Although I felt attached to many and I'm sad about what happened. Sorry no more spoilers.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The 57 Bus

  • A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives
  • By: Dashka Slater
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163

If it weren't for the 57 bus, Sasha and Richard never would have met. Both were high school students from Oakland, California, one of the most diverse cities in the country, but they inhabited different worlds. Sasha, a white teen, lived in the middle-class foothills and attended a small private school. Richard, a black teen, lived in the crime-plagued flatlands and attended a large public one. Each day, their paths overlapped for a mere eight minutes. But, one afternoon, on the bus ride home from school, a single reckless act left Sasha severely burned.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By C. E. Wilson on 11-15-17

surprisingly good

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-12-18

I had to read this as a summer read and tbh I feel more educated about the trans people. I am a bi person and its kinda inspiring.