Dear Justyce by Nic Stone
Series: Dear Martin Book 2
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Length: 288 pages
First Published: 2020
In the highly anticipated sequel to her New York Times bestseller, Nic Stone delivers an unflinching look into the flawed practices and silenced voices in the American juvenile justice system.
Vernell LaQuan Banks and Justyce McAllister grew up a block apart in the Southwest Atlanta neighborhood of Wynwood Heights. Years later, though, Justyce walks the illustrious halls of Yale University . . . and Quan sits behind bars at the Fulton Regional Youth Detention Center.
Through a series of flashbacks, vignettes, and letters to Justyce–the protagonist of Dear Martin–Quan’s story takes form. Troubles at home and misunderstandings at school give rise to police encounters and tough decisions. But then there’s a dead cop and a weapon with Quan’s prints on it. What leads a bright kid down a road to a murder charge? Not even Quan is sure.
About Nic Stone
Nic Stone is an American author of young adult and middle-grade fiction whose works include Dear Martin and its sequel Dear Justyce, Odd One Out, Clean Getaway, and Jackpot. Stone was born and raised outside of Atlanta, Georgia. Visit the author’s website →