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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.
“A powerful, raw, must-read told through the lens of a Black boy ensnared by our broken criminal justice system.” -Kirkus, Starred Review
From the Publisher
Read all the books from Nic Stone!
A raw, captivating, and undeniably real bestselling debut.
The stunning sequel to the #1 New York Times bestseller Dear Martin.
An honest and touching depiction of friendship, first love, and everything in between.
A must-read story about class, money, and how you make your own luck in the world.
Nic Stone’s first middle-grade novel, a road-trip story through American race relations past and present.