Diversity Reading Challenge

Bad Girls Book Club Letter B #atozchallenge

Welcome to the Blogging from A to Z Challenge

Did you enjoy Letter A day?

Today’s letter is


The Book

The Briefcase of Juris P. Prudence by JN Childress

If you’ve been around here long enough, you’ll know that I believe in the power of self-published authors. If it weren’t for an indie author I wouldn’t have my B book. There are so many reasons that I wanted this book to be my B book. First, the author is a woman of color, like me, and we need all the diverse authors we can get in this world. Second, the heroine is a little young lady named Juris Prudence. Β As it turns out, Miss Prudence wants to grow up and become a lawyer. Well that’s not exactly right. In fact Juris aka JP is already a lawyer. And so are her two besties Sofie, Izzy, and Maddy. These young misses created the National Kids Leaders Academy and enrolled and became lawyers. At age Five. What were you doing at age 5? If you were like me, you were probably playing dolls and learning how to read.

There are so many things to love about this book! And while I haven’t quite finished it yet, I love the diversity of it. JP’s little friends represent the spectrum of diversity: Izzy is South Korean and has two dads; a true representation of what our lives look like in real life. So now at age 11, JP & Associates takes on real cases helping kids change the laws that affect them.

So much diversity in this little book. I love it.

Take Sunday off, rest, and make new friends. See ya Monday!

p.s. this qualifies for the Diversity Reading Challenge

By Pam

My passion is advocating for diversity in children's and YA literature.

34 replies on “Bad Girls Book Club Letter B #atozchallenge”

I couldn’t agree w/ you more about needing diverse books. I teach primarily seniors, and the girls in my AP lit and comp class told me early in the year that the class is the only time they’ve read books by females. It’s a sad commentary.

I’m thinking about independent publishing and wonder how you manage sifting through all the options. I can’t keep up w/ the publishing world. Glenda from
Evolving English Teacher

I have a feeling my To Read list is going to get a lot longer!! Look forward to reading your posts.

Visiting from the A-Z Challenge

Dropping in on the A to Z. Before sewing/crocheting up a storm, I was first a book lover! Glad to see new books coming out for today’s young people that are a true reflection of life. πŸ™‚

As a former lawyer (although I was a little older than 5 when I started) and current writer, this sounds like a great book. I will check it out–thanks for the recommendation and also thanks for hosting A to Z challenge.

I enjoy many self-published books, they are much better than the cookie cutter ones that regular publishers want.

Sounds like an interesting story and I’m glad that you’re promoting diversity in books and authors. Many people have a hard time getting noticed these days and it’s also nice for the rest of us that your are doing some of the time consuming work of sorting through things to recommend.

I have a question about the A-Z Challenge. I can’t fine my name on the list. Is there a way to search it? I thought I read that somewhere, but I can’t seem to find it.
Live and Learn

Reaching back to age 5 is a stretch for me, but I do remember learning to swim. I must have been reading because I still have books I remember from when I was that age. Picture books, but with words. Hmm. Now I’m wondering if I read those or if they were read to me. Long time ago.

I think at 5 I was trying to learn to ride a bike without training wheels!

I want to read this book for JP’s name alone. Thanks for sharing. t

Hi there!
I’m stopping by from the #AtoZChallenge. There can never be enough showcasing of good books…;~)

I have two blogs in this challenge…my author blog at THE STORY CATCHER ( and my KICKS Kids Club blog ( . If you get a chance, check them out and good luck with the challenge!

I like the way you think. Self published authors because they believe in themselves. The book sounds like a pretty good read too. Thanks for sharing and have a restful and peaceful Sunday. hugs….

This sounds like quite the book! I also think it’s incredibly important to read diversely. Thanks so stopping by B(e) Kind 366 and thanks for taking on the challenge of co-hosting A-Z!

I don’t think I even knew what a lawyer was when I was 5.

Although I hope to publish my book traditionally in the future, I think there are many talented authors out there who self-publish(ed). An author whose work I really enjoy is Amanda Hocking and she started off being a self-published author.

This sounds like a great book to read πŸ™‚ i wonder what i did at this age…
Thank you for coming over to my page! I’m looking forward to your next post πŸ™‚

Your blog is amazing. I like your diversity challenge. I grew up in a military town and met people of many backgrounds. Working in schools, I have met people with many backgrounds. I have always enjoyed looking into other people’s lives.

Zora Neale Thurston is one of my favorite writers. I’ve read Maya Angelou. I would go on – Anyway, I’m glad I found your blog.

Very cool! I’m doing the Read Harder challenge this year and I can’t wait to mine your list of books after I start (and probably finish) Bridge to Terabithia tonight as my choice for a book published in the 1970s.

Empire for a Blueberry

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