Glenbard Parent Series to host author of 'Dear Martin' April 25

  • Nic Stone, author of the young adult novel "Dear Martin," will speak at the Glenbard Parent Series program on Thursday, April 25, at Glenbard North High School in Carol Stream.

    Nic Stone, author of the young adult novel "Dear Martin," will speak at the Glenbard Parent Series program on Thursday, April 25, at Glenbard North High School in Carol Stream. Courtesy of Glenbard Parent Series

 
By Peg Mannion
Glenbard District 87
Updated 4/15/2019 7:20 PM

The Glenbard Parent Series has selected the critically acclaimed young adult novel "Dear Martin" as its 2018-19 second semester community read. GPS will host New York Times best-selling author Nic Stone at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at Glenbard North High School, 990 N. Kuhn Road in Carol Stream.

All students and caregivers are encouraged to attend. Glenbard North students will hear Stone during the day at an author event sponsored by the school's English department.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

"Dear Martin" is a moving portrait of a college-bound, African-American young man struggling to make sense of our culture's persistent racial and social injustice. Torn between his prep school world and that of his economically disadvantaged peers from the neighborhood, Justyce turns to the teachings of Martin Luther King Jr. for greater understanding, particularly after an altercation between his best friend and a white police officer. This prize winning New York Times best seller examines racial profiling in a realistic, powerful, and memorable way.

Stone also wrote the award-winning young adult novel "Odd One Out."

Author Nic Stone was born and raised in Atlanta and graduated from Spelman College. She worked extensively in teen mentoring and lived in Israel for a few years before returning to the U.S. to write full-time. Growing up with a wide range of cultures, religions, and backgrounds, Stone strives to bring these diverse voices and stories to her work.

Continuing professional development units are available for the April 25 event.

The Glenbard Parent Series is generously sponsored by the Cebrin Goodman Center, Cooperative Association for Special Education (CASE), College of DuPage, DuPage Medical Group, Emmy Gaffey Foundation, Glenbard Early Childhood Collaborative, Holiday Inn/Carol Stream, Prevention Leadership Team of the DuPage County Health Department and Community Consolidated School District 93 Early Childhood Collaborative.

For further information, visit www.glenbardgps.org or contact Gilda Ross, Glenbard District 87 student and community projects coordinator, at (630) 942-7668 or gilda_ross@glenbard.org.

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