Welcome to the Fighting for Justice website
This new series was launched in January 2017 with the first book, Fred Koremtasu Speaks Up. On this site, you can learn about the first book, the series as a whole, and booking school visits. We are happy to hear from readers. You can use the Contact Us form to send your thoughts and questions. Now is a better time than ever to speak up for justice!
FIGHTING FOR JUSTICE
Introducing young readers to people who spoke up and fought for their rights in California history
Blending free-verse poetry and illustration with historical primary-source material, FIGHTING FOR JUSTICE biographies encourage young people to speak up and make a difference.
"A must-read for all civics classrooms.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Co-authors Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi offer interactive school visits, aimed primarily at 4th through 8th grades. Using an image-driven presentation, they introduce students to WWII incarceration of Japanese Americans, details about Fred Korematsu's legal fight, and larger discussions of fighting discrimination, activism, and speaking up for justice.