Jessica Childress – Children’s Book author
Juris “JP” Prudence is an 11 year-old lawyer who fights for kids’ rights! Read about the adventures of JP and her friends in The Briefcase of Juris P. Prudence. Meet the author, Jessica Childress, at the festival in the children’s literature area!
Ms. Childress is passionate about increasing diversity amongst women and people of color in the legal profession… She believed that if children of all backgrounds (socio-economic, racial, etc.) are exposed to the field of law at an earlier age and see positive images of lawyers, more children would consider entering the legal profession, helping to diversity a profession that is lacking in diversity. …that an adventure series about a child lawyer would be not only fun, but also educational and great exposure to images of lawyers for children who did not know what lawyers actually did. (from http://www.africanamericantimes.com/2016/09/29/featured-author-jessica-childress/ )