Nic Stone is an Atlanta native and a Spelman College graduate. Her debut novel for young adults, Dear Martin, and her debut middle-grade novel, Clean Getaway, were both New York Times bestsellers. She is also the author of 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; Jackpot, a love-ish story that takes a searing look at economic inequality; and Shuri: A Black Panther Novel, based on the much-loved character from the Black Panther comics and film. Dear Justyce is the sequel to Dear Martin. Nic lives in Atlanta with her family.
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