Dear Martin -The hidden meaning and what we don’t know

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The author Nic Stone perfectly portrays how important it is to take a stand against racism in order to promote change in our society. She tells the fictional story of an African American teenager named Justyce McAllister who arrested by police due to racial profiling. To cope with his loss, Justyce starts writing letters to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., asking for his advice on how to stop racial profiling in his neighbourhood. These letters are very personal and record important racial events that happen in Justyce’s life.  After reading the book, the task was to find a theme statement that portrayed & summarized the book Dear Martin.  To find the theme statement “What is above controls the below”, I had to use specific literary techniques (STEAL, WOTW etc.) and use evidence within the book. This book is truly eye-opening and shows how much racism effects many people in our society, based on their race or background. It also shows that it is up to us to put an end to the injustice that occurs everyday in this world.



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