Artika Tyner poses for a portrait in the skyway between Opus Hall and Terrence Murphy Hall in Minneapolis.

In the News: Artika Tyner on Using Books to Change Lives

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Artika Tyner, St. Thomas law professor and founding director of the Center on Race, Leadership and Social Justice, spoke with the Star Tribune on working to boost literacy and close opportunity gaps.

Tyner was recently awarded a Bush Foundation fellowship, which she hopes to focus on boosting literacy rates and access to books, melting away racial disparities in the process.