Saturday, February 1611:30am-1:00pmMottley Kitchen402 E. 140 St. @ Willis Ave., Mott Haven, South Bronx
* Free and open to the public* YA readers of all ages welcome* RSVP required* Space limited* No purchase necessary* Food and beverages available for sale from Mottley Kitchen
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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.
It's also available at the Boogie Down Books pop-up bookshop at Mottley Kitchen as well as our online store: https://boogiedownbooks.indielite.org/book/9781101939529.
If you do choose to buy from Boogie Down Books, you're supporting a new small business that's bringing more books to kids in the Bronx, a community without a children's bookstore for its 600,000 residents under the age of 18. Your purchase will support people, not algorithms. Thank you for helping us promote youth and community literacy in the Bronx!
We meet on the 3rd Saturday of the month at 11:30am at Mottley Kitchen. Meetings are free and open to the public, but RSVP is required and space is limited.
Unless otherwise noted, authors will not be joining us.