Dear Justyce
ISBN: 1984829661
EAN13: 9781984829665
Language: English
Release Date: Sep 29, 2020
Pages: 288
Dimensions: 0.72" H x 8.25" L x 5.5" W
Weight: 0.93 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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An NPR Best Book of the Year * The stunning sequel to the criticically acclaimed, #1 New York Times bestseller Dear Martin. An incarcerated teen writes letters to his best friend about his experiences in the American juvenile justice system.

An unflinching look into the tragically 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

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4
   Good story
With my son, I read the book. Good for learning about the problems of today.
 
5
   Heartbreaking, not just fiction
First read Love Martin's Dear Martin. Every day that I know this happens far too much and my heart hurts. And while I feel an ally, I am lost about how to help. Bittersweet Roman, should be mandatory reading in school. I look forward to reading more from Nic Stone's work.
 
5
   Beautifully written
This book caught in a beautiful way on some very touchy subjects. I fell in love with the major character and caught myself hoping that he would succeed. Growing up in the Inner City, I know how difficult it is to obtain it, but this book shows all the sides of the story and how flawed the justice system is.
 
5
   Such an Important Book
I've read this whole book in one sitting, but I had to walk away for a while to collect my thoughts. The way the main character is treated by those around him made me furious and broke my heart, especially realizing that these things happen every day in real life to people. While I loved Dear Martin, I think Dear Justyce is a much more important read and can open more eyes to what is going on in our world right now.
 
5
   I love Justyce!
Quan is a young black man at a detention center, charged with murder. The main character from Dear Martin, Justyce, grew up with Quan and writes letters to him while locked in the hopes of helping him. The dialogue was everything in this book. More books like this need to be wrote and I appreciate Nic Stone and her craft! This is a YA book, but can be enjoyed by adults as well.
 
5
   Amazing read
I am not sure if things are like this where I live, I hope not, or if it feels like it isn 't as bad here because I am not a black American kid. Everyone should be made to read it, especially white people. I don 't think that many whites can truly understand what it is like to be in a position like this and not have the privileges that they have without exception.
 
5
   An Important Read
I read Dear Martin first and it didn't lessen my experience with reading this book. Though I had heard Nic Stone speak about the imprisonment of young people in some book release events, some of the things that happened were still shocking and heart-breaking. This is an important book, and it is not just for young adults.
 
5
   Highly recommend!
What I really loved was Nic Stone's writing style, the way this is written, pushes the story forward and keeps me wanting to read more! This story talks about how messed the justice system is especially when it comes to young black men. Not only did Stone write what was happening in the present, but also gave some background on Quan and his home life and how he ended up where he was. I highly recommend both Dear Martin and Dear Justyce!
 
5
   Heartfelt Honesty
Fiction '' : Walk with Quan into the cell, feel the panic, sweat the paralysis and then breathe. No way you can read that gem and not be moved. If you care about color youth, read Dear Justyce and then get to work. It does not make any difference.
 
5
   Absolutely Incredible -- A MUST read
Wow, I thought Dear Martin was going to be the best book I read that year until Dear Justyce came out. I can 't tell you how many times I had to fight back tears learning more about Quan's backstory and how even though Justyce and Quan came from the same background, ended on an entirely different path.
 
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