Author Nic Stone (Dear Martin, Clean Getaway, Odd One Out, Jackpot) will be in conversation with Victoria Aveyard (Red Queen series) for her latest book, Dear Justyce (Crown Books). The discussion will include a Q&A.
Take the #JustyceChallenge! For every proof of pre-order of Dear Justyce, Team Underlined will donate one copy of Dear Martin to the Prisoners Literature Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy for incarcerated people. Plus, if you pre-order two copies of Dear Justyce, Cellar Door Bookstore will donate the second copy to the Real Men Read program. Learn more at JustyceChallenge.com.
Nic will be signing bookplates for this event.
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. Years alter, 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.
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 Odd One Out, 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.
Victoria Aveyard is an author and screenwriter. She pursued a degree in Writing for Film & Television at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. She has since published four #1 New York Times bestselling and USA Today bestselling books, two New York Times bestselling novellas, and a New York Times bestselling short story collection. She lives full-time in Los Angeles and is hard at work on her next young adult fantasy series. The first installment, Realm Breaker, publishes in 2021.