One Book Baltimore

What Can Tween Literature Teach Us About Peace and Racial Equity?

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In the opening of Dear Martin by Nic Stone, the book selected for One Book Baltimore, 17-year-old honor student Justyce McAllister is racially profiled by a police officer, who mistakenly thinks he was trying to steal a car, when he actually was trying to prevent his girlfriend—who had been drinking—from getting behind the wheel.

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