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$17.99
ISBN: 9781101939499
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - October 17th, 2017

Don't be fooled by this novel's lack of length - it packs a serious punch. Stone takes a heavy and important topic - police brutality and racial profiling - and expressed a nuanced and innovative take: the main character Justyce writes letter to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as a way of processing the racial tensions at his prep school and his (and our) society at large. A focus on Justyce's debate team skills allow readers to see racial biases clearly against the backdrop of proper debate procedure.