Dear Justyce

Dear Justyce


Nic Stone

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Mrs. Pavlostathis Character Analysis

Mrs. Pavlostathis is an ancient, fiery Greek woman who lives next door to Daddy. She frequently insists that she is Greek, not white, and she is the only person who doesn’t give young Quan strange or suspicious looks when he plays outside. When the police arrest Daddy, Mrs. Pavlostathis produces a document naming her Quan’s temporary guardian and rescues him from the police.

Mrs. Pavlostathis Quotes in Dear Justyce

The Dear Justyce quotes below are all either spoken by Mrs. Pavlostathis or refer to Mrs. Pavlostathis. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
Choices vs. Fate Theme Icon
). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Crown Books edition of Dear Justyce published in 2020.
Chapter 1: Doomed Quotes

But then his lungs started to burn. Images of Dasia and Gabe popped into his head. He remembered telling Gabe he’d teach him how to play Uno when he got back from Daddy’s house this time. Little dude was four now and ready to learn.

Quan’s head swam.

Dasia would be waiting for Quan to polish her toenails purple. That was the prize he’d promised her if she aced her spelling test. And she did.


And Mama...


Related Characters: Quan Banks, Mrs. Pavlostathis, Dasia, Gabe, Daddy
Page Number: 21-22
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Mrs. Pavlostathis Character Timeline in Dear Justyce

The timeline below shows where the character Mrs. Pavlostathis appears in Dear Justyce. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1: Doomed
Justice, Racial Bias, and Growing Up Theme Icon
Identity, Support, and Community Theme Icon
Family, Loyalty, and Belonging Theme Icon the officer to put Quan down and to let her take him. It was Mrs. Pavlostathis , Daddy’s neighbor. She gave the cop a legally binding document that named her Quan’s... (full context)
Justice, Racial Bias, and Growing Up Theme Icon
Survival, Poverty, and Violence Theme Icon
Mrs. Pavlostathis led Quan into her house, grousing about “the nerve of those whites.” He’d smile under... (full context)