Visit Red Balloon Bookshop for a Storytime read-aloud of J is for Justice, the debut picture book by Minnesota activist and attorney, Nekima Levy Armstrong!
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. Join Nekima Levy Armstrong for a reading of J is for Justice, a Q&A, and a chance to craft your own protest sign! Following the event, have your books signed by the author.
To attend: This event is open to the public, but registration helps us get an estimated headcount when considering spatial constraints. You can register below through April 15, 8:30am, and order the book below. Additional books will be available for purchase during the event.
Signing Guidelines: Following the reading, Nekima Levy Armstrong will sign and personalize copies of the book. If you would prefer not to stay for the signing portion, Red Balloon is happy to have your books signed and personalized for you and will contact you when they're ready to be picked up.
Nekima Levy Armstrong is an award-winning civil rights lawyer, activist, and former president of the Minneapolis NAACP. She is a frequent speaker on national news outlets about racial justice advocacy and public policy, most notably including an interview with Oprah. Her work includes founding the Racial Justice Network, an executive director role at the Wayfinder Foundation, and formerly serving as a tenured professor of law at the University of St. Thomas. Nekima regularly organizes protests in Minneapolis–attending with her daughter, Assata Joy, who loves chanting and marching with her community.