Dear Justyce

by Nic Stone

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How did a promising teen wind up behind bars? In this powerful sequel to Dear Martin, Quan writes letters to Justyce about his experiences in the broken American juvenile justice system, examining the choices made by him—and for him.
This title contains mature language and references to drugs and alcohol and is only recommended for older readers.

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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.
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    • Grades: 9 - 12
    • Ages: 14 - and up
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 5 1/2" x 8 1/4"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-1-984-82966-5