This month’s pick for the Austin360 Book Club powered by TBF is Dear Justyce, the sequel to the #1 New York Times bestselling Dear Martin by TTBF keynote Nic Stone.
In this follow-up story, incarcerated teenager Quan writes letters to Justyce, the protagonist of Dear Martin, about his troubled childhood, a coerced confession, his experience with police, and more. This stunning novel, which can be read as a sequel or as a standalone novel, unflinchingly examines the American justice system’s discrimination against Black boys.
If you order Dear Justyce from BookPeople, signed, personalized books are available for anyone who orders before October 20! Signed books will be available for any additional orders while supplies last.
Save the dates for the Texas Teen Book Festival October 31 and November 1, when Nic Stone will discuss Dear Justyce!
Past 2020 book club picks:
- September: The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones
- August: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
- July: The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin
- June: How We Fight for Our Lives by Saeed Jones
- May: The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
- April: Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang
- March: My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell
- February: You and I Eat the Same edited by Chris Ying
- January: Trust Exercise by Susan Choi