“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!
Written by Dr. Artika Tyner and Jacklyn Milton, passionate educators and community advocates, Justice Makes a Difference is the inspiring story of one little girl’s realization that her name is her destiny.
Why is this book important to the next generation?
This main purpose of this book is to show the next generation the power of belief in themselves. This is not saying that they all must follow the same path, rather leverage the work of our previous leaders in order to follow in their own unique path and make a difference in their own way!
It is said that you cannot be what you cannot see. The warm and inspirational story of Justice, Miss Freedom Fighter, Esquire, guides children along the path of seeing the possible. Seeing the possible both creates hope and positions us to fulfil our dreams. And in turn bends the moral arc towards justice
Justice Alan C. Page
Minnesota Supreme Court (Retired)
Founder, Page Education Foundation
A child’s guide to the beginning steps of becoming a superhero. Written in part by the history of real-life heroes who fought for equality for all.
Be Super Initiative
Welcome a new superhero for the 21st century! Inspired by her grandmother’s wise words, our invincible heroine, Justice, finds strength and courage by discovering historic figures whose lives exemplified grit, stamina and resiliency. This bold, contemporary text pledges to educate and motivate a new generation of readers to embrace universal themes of social justice, equity, environmental stewardship, community service, and diversity.
Dr. Aura Wharton-Beck
Principal, Kenwood Community School
Building a pipeline to the legal profession is critically important for our young and talented girls of color. “Justice Makes A Difference” developed and written by Dr. Tyner lets our girls know, anything is possible.
Past President, American Bar Association
Partner, Locke Lord LLP
Justice Makes a Difference is a beautiful book in all regards. Wonderful soft imagery create a tone of love and nurturing as Justice discovers what it means to be a strong leader in her community. Education, community, giving back, self-awareness and paying homage to historical leaders are all facets of her journey.
Cole W. Williams
Author, Poet & River Advocate
Nautilus Book Award Recipient