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.
Genres: Young Adult Fiction
Nic Stone recommends
(Nyxia Triad, book 1)
"Sleek, fast, and action-packed, this is a thrilling new take on space adventure. I got to the end and instantly wanted more."
Darius the Great Is Not Okay (2018)
(Darius the Great, book 1)
"I've never read a book that so powerfully demonstrates how connecting with where you come from can illuminate who you are and help you figure out where you're going. From its deadpan Star Trek humor to its brilliant examination of mental health, Darius the Great is Not Okay is a supernova of heart and hope that's sure to become a classic."
"A book that knocks you off your feet while dropping the kind of knowledge thatâll keep you down for the count."
When You Were Everything (2020)
"A stunning story that speaks to the deeply human need to love and be loved in myriad ways."
Felix Ever After (2020)
"I’ve never read a book that more perfectly balances hardship, hope and happiness. This story shines a spotlight on the one thing that transcends all differences: a desire to be loved and to love in return."
Burn Our Bodies Down (2020)
"With this bloodcurdling blend of agriculture, advanced genetics, and interpersonal turmoil, Rory Power reminds us that seemingly disparate things in life can come together in horrifying ways. I will keep a candle lit after this one."
This Is My America (2020)
"An incredible and searing examination of the often tragic collision of racism and a flawed criminial justice system. Read and reread ... and reared again."
The Black Kids (2020)
Christina Hammonds Reed
"I’ve never read a book that so aptly delves into the harrowing shift from black girl to black woman, while chronicling one of the most resounding examples of systemic racism in recent American history. Should be required reading in every classroom."
Tiffany D Jackson
"Never have I read a story that so flawlessly hits the highest high and lowest low notes of Black girlhood in pursuit of the American Dream. Tiffany D. Jackson has done it again."
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