Dear Justyce

Dear Justyce

by

Nic Stone

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SJ, which is short for Sarah-Jane, is Justyce’s girlfriend and a fellow student at Yale who is well versed in the language and theory of social justice. She doesn’t understand why Justyce has agreed to befriend Jared, a former high school classmate, to let him help with their mission to free Quan. Despite her distaste for Jared, she throws herself into helping the boys prove Quan’s innocence. Her mom, Adrienne Friedman, takes over as Quan’s lawyer.
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SJ Character Timeline in Dear Justyce

The timeline below shows where the character SJ appears in Dear Justyce. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Snapshot: Two Boys and a Girl in a Car (Present Day)
Justice, Racial Bias, and Growing Up Theme Icon
From the backseat, Jared groans and asks if they’re there yet. Justyce’s girlfriend, Sarah-Jane, nicknamed SJ, snappily asks why “it” is talking and scolds Justyce for deciding to room with Jared... (full context)
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SJ spits that an Black person would be in jail or dead if they’d been in... (full context)
Snapshot: Two Boys, a Girl, a Teacher, a Lawyer, and a Case Management Intern in a Basement
Justice, Racial Bias, and Growing Up Theme Icon
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...(almost) man’s freedom is on the line.” Justyce thanks Attorney Friedman, Doc, Liberty, Jared, and SJ for coming. He lays out the facts: Quan has been incarcerated since September of last... (full context)
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...No one else has thought of this. To Justyce, this seems like a done deal—but SJ, Doc, and Attorney Friedman point out that Quan confessed, and his confession is admissible in... (full context)
July 23
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...the state has absolutely nothing. Justyce tells Quan to keep his head up and that SJ says hi. She can’t wait to meet him. (full context)
Snapshot: Two Young Men on a New (To Them) Playground
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Quan asks how Justyce and SJ are doing. They’re doing well. Quan admits he’d love to find someone like Liberty, and... (full context)