Miss Freedom Fighter, Esq.

Making a Difference: The Story of Miss Freedom Fighter, Esquire

Since she was born, Justice was told her name is her destiny. Her grandma reminded her that being named Justice came with great responsibility.


Making a Difference: The Story of Miss Freedom Fighter, Esquire

Dr. Artika R. Tyner

Jacklyn Milton

Jeremy Norton (Illustrator)





The book, Making a Difference: The Story of Miss Freedom Fighter, Esquire, will support youth in developing their leadership skills and making a difference in the world around them. Planting People Growing Justice Leadership Institute is launching this new book project in order to promote literacy, cultural awareness, and leadership development.

Miss Freedom Fighter, Esquire will hand deliver 1,000 books to schools across the globe. She will start with her hometown of St. Paul, MN and end the tour with a special visit to schools in Ghana. With each visit, she will inspire young people to discover the leader within through the pursuit of academic excellence and the unveiling of each student’s limitless potential.

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Leaders are learners. 1 in 4 children in America have not learned how to read. Students who are not proficient with reading by 4th grade are four times more likely to drop out of school (WriteExpress Corp.; Annie E. Casey Foundation).

Literacy is a fundamental learning building block. Through reading, students can develop the analytical skills, self-awareness, and problem solving skills needed to thrive in an ever-changing globalized world.


Diversity and inclusion matters. Currently, children of color are the majority of all public school students and by 2020 are projected to represent the majority of all children in America (CDF; 2015 Census).

In 2014, of the nearly 3,500 children’s books published, less than only 9 percent were written by diverse authors and only 11 percent of the books were about characters of color (Cooperative Children’s Book Center). It is critically important for children’s books to reflect the rich diversity of our global community and affirm the cultural heritage of youth from diverse backgrounds. Every child deserves and needs the opportunity for books to serve as mirrors where they see their own faces and experiences reflected in the pages of children’s books.


Young people are the future. History has shown us that students have been at the forefront of social change movements whether it be the Freedom Riders of the past (who fought against racial segregation) or the Dream Defenders of our present (who fought against stand your ground laws). Children’s books can aid in equipping students for this important leadership role.



Making a Difference: The Story of Miss Freedom Fighter Esquire provides an eloquent example of young girls looking back to their history as a motivation for making a difference in the world. This is a very beneficial story that young girls need to hear, a story that I wish was available when I was a young girl looking for direction.

Maya Johnson, College Student

Truly inspiring and remarkable book about a little girl’s journey on her path to self-reflection, as well as realization on what is in her hands to make a difference in the world—making the world a better place.

This book highlights powerful women that have empowered others on their quest for justice and how these powerful women can impact young girls like Justice positively to know that they too can make a difference in this world and believe in their potential to do so. I highly recommend this book to children of all ages.

Samali Mutazindwa, Public Policy Professional, Community Mediator

Dr. Artika Tyner is a rare gem in our community. She combines the vision, expertise, and leadership skills to inspire the youth. Having already written multiple leadership books, Dr. Tyner understands that planting people and growing justice starts with empowering the youth.

The book, Making a Difference: The Story of Miss Freedom Fighter, Esquire, will inform, inspire and empower the youth to become real leaders. She is a lawyer, teacher, and leader we can count on. Dr. Tyner is planting people and growing justice today for a better tomorrow.
Guled Ibrahim, JD, IMBA
One Young World Ambassador
Rotary International Peace Fellow



Book Showcase: Ms. JD

Book Review: Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder



Dr_Artika_TynerDr. Artika Tyner (a.k.a. Miss Freedom Fighter, Esquire) is a passionate educator, award-winning author, civil rights attorney, sought after speaker, and advocate for justice who is committed to helping children discover their leadership potential and serve as change agents in the global community. She is the Founder/CEO of Planting People Growing Justice Leadership Institute.