Spring 2023

Justice Makes a Difference

The Story of Miss Freedom Fighter, Esquire

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

“‘Words are powerful,’ Grandma told Justice. ‘They can be used in powerful ways to do good or to do harm. That’s why it’s important to always be careful with your words.’”

Justice has grown up witnessing the many ways her grandma serves the community. She wants to make a difference in the world, too, but how? Isn’t she too young? Through conversations with her grandma and their shared love of books, Justice learns about important women and men throughout history who changed the world: Ella Baker, Shirley Chisholm, Charles Hamilton Houston, Dr. Wangari Maathai, Paul Robeson, and Ida B. Wells. Justice learns how each leader was a champion for advancing justice and improving the world, and she dreams of becoming a change maker, too—"Miss Freedom Fighter, Esquire," a superhero with a law degree and an afro!

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On pre-order until 02/07/2023
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Picture Books, Social Studies
Category Diverse Books: #OwnVoices, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diverse Books: Social Justice, Diversity, SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2017
Publisher Planting People Growing Justice Press
Imprint Planting People Growing Justice Press
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2023-02-07
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV039290, JUV004020, JUV011010
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 9 x 11
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Original artwork, and eSource

Author: Jacklyn Milton

Author: Dr. Artika R. Tyner

Dr. Artika Tyner is a passionate educator, award-winning author, a civil rights attorney, a sought-after speaker, and an advocate for justice. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is the founder of the Planting People Growing Justice Leadership Institute.

Illustrator: Janos Orban

Illustrator: Jeremy Norton