To promote the upcoming September 29 publication of Nic Stone’s DEAR JUSTYCE, the sequel to her New York Times bestselling novel DEAR MARTIN, Crown Books for Young Readers has launched a pre-order campaign called #JustyceChallenge.
For every proof of pre-order of DEAR JUSTYCE, one copy of DEAR MARTIN (up to 5,000 copies) will be donated to the Prisoners Literature Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy for incarcerated people. Pre-ordering also secures their place in a virtual event with Nic Stone. Participants can submit their proof of pre-order here through September 27.
In addition, for every 1,000 uses of #JustyceChallenge on social media, 500 advance copies of DEAR JUSTYCE will be donated to the Prisoners Literature Project (up to 4,000 copies).
Through a series of flashbacks, vignettes, and letters to Justyce – the protagonist of DEAR MARTIN –Quan’s story takes form. Troubles at home and misunderstandings at school give rise to police encounters and tough decisions. But then there’s a dead cop and a weapon with Quan’s prints on it. What leads a bright kid down a road to a murder charge? Not even Quan is sure.