J Is for Justice: A Social Justice Book for Kids (HC) (2023)

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Inspired by an activist's countless experiences at protests with her child, this social justice children's book is an empowering introduction to activism for kids-- teaching young readers the power of protest, community, and many voices coming together as one.

Baby Joy is on a walk with her mom when she hears voices and drumming.

As the crowd comes closer, Baby Joy recognizes people from her neighborhood. She hears them shouting different words, like "freedom" and "justice."

Her mom explains there's a protest going on--and Baby Joy wants to join!

In this social justice book for kids, experience a protest through the eyes of a child: the questions they ask, the signs they see, and the chants they sing.

Author Nekima Levy Armstrong is an attorney, freedom fighter, and community organizer. She is a former president of the Minneapolis NAACP and frequently speaks about racial justice advocacy, most notably including an interview with Oprah. As an activist planning peaceful protests--and as a mom marching with her own young daughter!--Nekima has seen firsthand how enlightening and empowering protests can be for kids.

Inside this antiracism book for kids, discover:

  • a powerful discussion starter,
  • kid-friendly language,
  • vibrant illustrations, and
  • chants for kids.

Protests have become a regular part of life for many little ones. They see people marching down city streets from their car seats. Their older siblings and cousins are joining high school walkouts. They see pink hats, BLM signs, and street art calling for change . . . and they're sure to have many questions.

J is for Justice makes the answers as simple as the ABCs.


Nekima Levy Armstrong
Tiffany Baker
ISBN 10:
Wise Ink
Publication Date:
February 21, 2023
Age Group:
Children (0 - 8)
Grade Range:

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