The stunning sequel to the #1 New York Times bestseller Dear Martin. Incarcerated teen Quan writes letters to Justyce about his experiences in the American juvenile justice system. Perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds and Angie Thomas.
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.---from the publisher
288 pages 978-1984829665 Ages 13 and up
Keywords: sequel, African American, African American author, letters, diversity, diverse books, growing up, identity, school issues, boyhood, juvenile justice system, juvenile detention, justice, how things work, 13 year old, 14 year old, 15 year old, gang violence, dysfunctional family, social justice, financial insecurity, economic insecurity, If You Liked Angie Thomas, If You Liked Jason Reynolds, If You Liked Jewell Parker Rhodes