After being falsely arrested while trying to help his drunk girlfriend, high school senior Justyce starts and experiment; he’s going to try to live as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lived, tackling all the wrongs and injustices he faces with non-violence. After his run in with the white police officer who falsely arrested him, Justyce who’s 1 of 4 black students at his elite private school seems to be hyper aware that the many people he encounters day to day, see the color of his skin and judge him, nevermind that he’s an A student headed for Yale. When Justyce is shot by an off duty police officer while driving with his best friend, the anger and confusion Justyce feels has him wondering if his experiment to do as Martin would do is a complete failure, especially when Justyce goes to visit a local gang leader to see if he holds the answers to his questions.
This fast read feels like it’s ripped straight from the headlines of today’s news. Find out if Justyce gets the answers he needs in Dear Martin.