Nic Stone, author of Dear Justyce, in conversation with educator and advocate Shana Lucas- a UWM ACCESS virtual event
UWM ACCESS presents Nic Stone, author of Dear Justyce and the #1 New York Times bestselling Dear Martin, in conversation with Shana Lucas. This event is in conjunction with Milwaukee Public Schools and the Vel E. Phillips Juvenile Justice Center School.
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.
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. She is also the author of the teen titles 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, and Jackpot, a love-ish story that takes a searing look at economic inequality. Shana Lucas is an educator and advocate and teaches at Glen Hills Middle School.