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  • ISBN: 9781984829689
  • ISBN: 1984829696
  • ISBN: 9781984829696
  • ISBN: 198482967X
  • ISBN: 9781984829672
  • ISBN: 1984829661
  • ISBN: 9781984829665
  • Physical Description: 266 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Crown Books for Young Readers, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note: Companion novel to: Dear Martin.
Summary, etc.: Incarcerated teen Quan Banks writes letters to Justyce McCallister, with whom he bonded years before over family issues, about his experiences in the American juvenile justice system.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 14+. Crown Books for Young Readers.
Grades 10-12. Crown Books for Young Readers.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 October #2
    *Starred Review* LaQuan Banks, a background character in 2017's Dear Martin, takes center stage in this sequel, as readers meet him in a youth detention center where he's serving time for the alleged murder of a police officer. Through written correspondence, Quan develops a bond with Dear Martin's Justyce, now a prelaw student at Yale, whose letters to Dr. King inspired Quan. As he struggles in detention to earn his diploma and escape an oppressive cycle, Quan questions how he and Justyce ended up so differently; was it "pure choice" or circumstance? While Dear Martin is a about a young Black man with opportunity, Dear Justyce is about the Black and POC teenagers and adults who never had those opportunities. Through visceral storytelling that covers various stages of Quan's life, Stone writes of individual, interpersonal, and community trauma; struggling familial relationships; and the dangerous stereotypes and assumptions that result in youth of color, specifically Black kids, being incarcerated, wrongly accused, killed, or otherwise targeted. In a stylized work that makes use of font changes, embedded text, screenplay format, and more, Quan's genuinely youthful voice shines through, and it's more than just fiction. Stone is shedding light on the lives of those incarcerated: they're not nameless; they're not all the same; they are unique, valuable human beings who deserve to have their stories shared. An unforgettable tour de force of social-justice and activist literature. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Nic Stone is an Atlanta native and a Spelman College graduate. After working extensively in teen mentoring and living in Israel for several years, she returned to the United States to write full-time. Nic's debut novel for young adults, Dear Martin, was a New York Times bestseller and William C. Morris Award finalist. She is also the author of the teen titles Odd One Out, a novel about discovering oneself and who it is okay to love, which was an NPR Best Book of the Year and a Rainbow Book List Top Ten selection, and Jackpot, a love-ish story that takes a searing look at economic inequality.

Clean Getaway, Nic's first middle-grade novel, deals with coming to grips with the pain of the past and facing the humanity of our heroes. She lives in Atlanta with her adorable little family. Find her online at or @nicstone.

Subject: Juvenile detention homes Fiction
Family problems Fiction
Best friends Fiction
Friendship Fiction
African Americans Fiction
Letters Fiction
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