Dear Justyce - Nic Stone - Thorndike - 978-1432882396
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Dear Justyce

  • Nic Stone
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 1432882392
  • ISBN-13: 9781432882396
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.05 lbs ( .48 kgs)
  • 356 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released November 2020

About

Overview

A #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
A William C. Morris Award Finalist Author

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.

Age Range: 14-17 | Grade Level: 9-12 | Lexile Measure: HL780L

Reviews

Customer Reviews

“A powerful, raw, must-read told through the lens of a Black boy ensnared by our broken criminal justice system.”

— Kirkus Reviews (starred)

“This book expands the conversation about systemic racism to include young men of color who don’t fit the demands of respectability politics. . . . A nuanced perspective on the juvenile justice system.”

— School Library Journal