Artika Tyner, Children's Author, Professional Speaker

Award-winning Author Inspiring Youth to Become Leaders and Global Citizens

Dr. Artika Tyner (a.k.a. Miss Freedom Fighter, Esquire) is a passionate educator, an award-winning author, a civil rights attorney, a sought-after speaker, and an 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 the Planting People, Growing Justice Leadership Institute.

The most important thing the author wants readers to gain from her books:

Readers will be inspired by 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. They will learn key leadership lessons on how they too can make a difference in the world.

Why the author is an authority on the subject of her books:

I am a lifelong educator, civil rights attorney and leadership scholar. These experiences have prepared me to teach the principles of leadership development.


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Speaking Engagements and School Presentations:

Our fun and interactive presentations focus on how students can make a difference in their schools and communities. It fosters leadership development, critical thinking skills and team work. Students explore practical ways that they can serve as change agents.

Presentation Audience:

Grades K-3

Grades 4-6

Middle School

High School




301+ appearances



Willing to travel


Book Type:

Children's Fiction



Character Education

Community Issue — African-American


TEDx UST Orientation
Basswood Elementary students capped off a six-week unit studying social justice with speaker and author Dr. Artika Tyner addressing students. Her advice for addressing social injustice? Start somewhere.