Well-Read Black Girl Book Club

Join us for our inaugural Well-Read Black Girl Book Club Meet-Up! We'll be meeting monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, and our first book club pick is Dear Martin by Nic Stone.

The American Booksellers Association is partnering with Well-Read Black Girl founder Glory Edim to bring book club meetings to independent bookstores nationwide with the goal of amplifying diverse voices and supporting emerging writers of color. BookBar is proud to be one of the bookstore ambassadors! The Well-Read Black Girl Book Club is focused on empowering Black and Latinx writers. We invite girls/women of all races, age groups, and readers who identify as non-binary to participate in the book club. Find out more about Glory and Well-Read Black Girl on Instagram.

 

About the Book: 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. 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.

 

About the Author: Nic Stone is a native of Atlanta and a Spelman College graduate. After working extensively in teen mentoring and living in Israel for a few years, she returned to the United States to write full-time. Dear Martin, her first novel, is loosely based on a series of true events involving the shooting deaths of unarmed African American teenagers. Shaken by the various responses to these incidents—and to the pro-justice movement that sprang up as a result—Stone began the project in an attempt to examine current affairs through the lens of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s teachings. You can find her fangirling over her husband and sons on Twitter and Instagram at @getnicced or on her website nicstone.info.

Event date: 
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Dear Martin Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781101939529
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ember - September 4th, 2018