On behalf of the Judy Baar Topinka Foundation, copies of Just Judy, A Citizen and Leader for Illinois will be provided to each student at both events. The author, Judy’s son, plans to be present to autograph copies of the book and tell the children in English and Spanish stories about Judy.
Just Judy is an incredible book designed to teach young, middle-school youths about civics and leadership with over 100+ activities, projects, and essay questions. With a foreword written by Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza and letters within the book from such leaders as Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, WBBM Newsradio Political Editor Craig Dellimore, Retired US Senator Adlai E. Stevenson III, US Circuit Court Judge William J. Bauer, and the grandson of Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak, Anton Cermak Kerner, this book is ideal for every student at both conferences and in schools all around Illinois. The book will describe the gregarious spirit and energy of Judy Baar Topinka to inspire students to dare to dream and say “yes to the future.”!