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Dr. Artika R. Tyner (on the right in the photo above) is a passionate educator, award-winning author, sought-after speaker, and advocate for justice. She is the founder of Planting People Growing Justice Leadership Institute (PPGJLI), whose mission is to “plant people” while offering them key educational and learning opportunities. This organic process yields a great harvest over time and aims to cultivate a multicultural literary and leadership landscape that encourages both social and racial justice within individuals and communities.

During Black History Month, let’s celebrate local Black Minnesotan authors who are making history by serving and leading in the community. The books below can be purchased from the Planting People Growing Justice Press and Bookstore. You can also support Planting People Growing Justice by rounding up at the register during the month of February. With your donations, we will help students find joy in reading and discover their leadership potential.