A William C. Morris Award Finalist!
An ALAN / Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award Finalist!
A 2018 BookExpo Editors' Buzz Selection!
An Indies Introduce Selection!
A Kids' Indie Next List pick!
"A powerful, wrenching, and compulsively readable story that lays bare the history, and the present, of racism in America." -John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down
"Painfully timely and deeply moving." -Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author "Raw and gripping." -Jason Reynolds, bestselling coauthor of All American Boys "Absolutely incredible, honest, gut-wrenching. A must read!" -Angie Thomas, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Hate U Give "Teens, librarians and teachers alike will find this book a godsend...Vivid and powerful." -Booklist, Starred Review "A visceral portrait of a young man reckoning with the ugly, persistent violence of social injustice."
From the Inside Flap
Justyce looks to the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for answers. But do they hold up anymore? He starts a journal to Dr. King to find out.
Then comes the day Justyce goes driving with his best friend, Manny, windows rolled down, music turned up - way up, sparking the fury of a white off-duty police officer beside them. Words fly. Shots are fired. Justyce and Manny are caught in the crosshairs. In the media fallout, it's Justyce who is under attack.