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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2017 Nic Stone (P)2017 Listening Library

Critic Reviews

"Vivid and powerful." ( Booklist)
"Raw and gripping." (Jason Reynolds, New York Times best-selling coauthor of All American Boys)

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Excellent narration!

This is one of the best performed audio books I’ve listened to. The narrator brings the book to life and you feel like you’re living it.

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timely

book was deep. don't want to spoil it, but a 4 hour thriller. Characters well done, and Dion delivered as usual.

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For Every Black Boy In America

Absolutely the best book for young people in America during this time. The daily struggle between working hard to elevate and given in because you're labeled, is definitely real. I also like how the book showed that choices you make today can stack up against you tomorrow. My son will read this book and I will recommend it to every parent and teacher. Great Work

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  • 02-11-18

Continuing a Beautiful Reading Tradition

Written in the spirit of "The Hate U Give" and "Love, Hate and Other Filters", Nic Stone has brought forward questions that remain as a legacy from the Civil Rights Movement of the 60s. How can we pursue the path of MLK when American society seems to exist to put down diverse cultures? What does it feel like to exist in 2 cultures at once? A great listen that has been performed beautifully.

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powerful yet nuanced look at the impact of racism

I loved the power of this narrative in showing how overt and systemic racism affect real people. I could have done with fewer uses of the F word, but otherwise great book.

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must listen

phenomenally written. a must read for high school on up. much needed perspective broadening occurred.

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Amazing!

This book is fantastic! I think it's completely relatable and down to earth. This is what young adults need to be reading!! Earth shatteringly good story!

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Incredible

This book is absolutely incredible but yet reminder how things have changed and yet stayed the same. This is my 2nd book with Dion Graham as the narrator. He does such amazing. He makes it feel more like a movie then listening to a book.

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Absolutely breathtaking

I enjoyed this so much! It was a hard yet beautiful read, and Im looking forward to whatever the author writes next!

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Love it!

The story kept me intrigued the whole time - emotional and relatable. Big lessons for so many of us

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