“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about. It is a meme that I have loved participating in for over a year now, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.
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My selection for this week is DEAR JUSTYCE by Nic Stone. If you saw my Can’t Wait Wednesday post from last week, you know I was just talking about how Nic Stone’s novel, Dear Martin, was one of my favorite reads from 2017. Well, imagine my excitement when I was scrolling through Netgalley a couple days later and saw that there’s actually a sequel to Dear Martin coming out this fall. It also sounds like it’s going to be just as moving, timely, and powerful a read as the first book in the series.
DEAR JUSTYCE by Nic Stone
Publication Date: September 29, 2020
In the stunning and hard-hitting sequel to the New York Times bestseller Dear Martin, incarcerated teen Quan writes letters to Justyce about his experiences in the American prison system.
Shortly after teenager Quan enters a not guilty plea for the shooting death of a police officer, he is placed in a holding cell to await trial. Through a series of flashbacks and letters to Justyce, the protagonist of Dear Martin, Quan’s story unravels.
From a troubled childhood and bad timing to a coerced confession and prejudiced police work, Nic Stone’s newest novel takes an unflinching look at the flawed practices and ideologies that discriminate against African American boys and minorities in the American justice system.
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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂