PPGJLI children’s book takes top award in Minnesota Author Project contest


The children’s book, “Justice Makes a Difference: The Story of Miss Freedom Fighter, Esquire,” has been selected as the winner in the first annual Minnesota Author Project competition in the Communities Create category. The children’s book was co-written by Dr. Artika Tyner and Jacklyn Milton, and illustrated by Jeremy Norton.
“We’re extremely honored,” said Tyner. “This is an opportunity to share about how we all can make a difference in the world.”
The competition and the Communities Create category is sponsored by the Minnesota Library Foundation in partnership with Library Journal, BiblioBoard Library, and MN Writes Reads. The Minnesota Author Project celebrates Minnesota organizations and communities that are producing written creative works. The book was submitted under the auspices of Planting People Growing Justice™ Leadership Institute (PPGJLI). The PPGJLI seeks to plant the seeds of social change through education, training, and community outreach. “We’re creating change through promoting literacy and diversity in books,” said Tyner. “Representation in books is essential if children are to be inspired as the next generation of leaders.”


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