PPGJ Press and Books Receives Judge's Choice Award

By: Planting People Growing Justice
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Feb. 17, 2024 - PRLog -- Planting People Growing Justice Press and Books has received the Judge's Choice Award in Hy-Vee's Minority and Women-Owned Midwest-Based Business competition. The award ceremony was held at the Scott Conference Center on the University of Nebraska-Omaha campus. PPGJ Press and Books was selected from among 100 entrants to pitch the attributes and benefits of their business to a panel of judges. Winners received a business grant to further their work.

Founded by Dr. Artika R. Tyner, PPGJ Press and Books was launched to achieve a number of goals. The primary mission is to help youth discover the leader within themselves and lead change around the globe. The company publishes children's books that promote literacy, cultural awareness, and leadership development. The books are representative of the BIPOC community. Children who see themselves in the books they read gain a greater understanding and appreciation of all cultures and a positive attitude toward diversity.

Books at PPGJ Press and Books help children discover the joy of reading. Publications introduce readers to a variety of topics and concepts. Readers learn about their African roots, the meaning of Kwanzaa, traditional foods and music, social justice, civil rights, and the contributions of African Americans. Books also demonstrate potential career choices such as the law and STEM, along with the importance of voting and contributing to their community.

Learning to read by fourth grade is critical for children. It impacts every aspect of their life, from academic achievement to their ability to earn as an adult. Children who don't learn to read are more likely to become part of the school-to-prison pipeline and be incarcerated in adulthood.

Receiving the Hy-Vee Judge's Award (https://www.hy-vee.com/corporate) amply demonstrates the value and importance of the work at PPGJ Press and Books (https://www.ppgjbooks.com/). The company is a major resource for education and representation in the BIPOC community. Through its dedication, the company is giving a voice to new and established Black writers, while inspiring children to read, dream, and become the leaders of the future.  Children that learn to read, learn to lead.

About PPGJ Press and Books
Planting People Growing Justice publishes and promotes books that encourage and empowers children to find joy in reading. We are a Black woman-owned children's book publisher and social enterprise that seeks to increase diversity in books and promote youth development. Our books explore history and culture across the African diaspora, with topics such as arts, geography and science. Each book also supports the development of core leadership skills in core development areas: social-emotional learning, emotional intelligence, project-based learning, and anti-racist education.

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