Kids Books And The Future Of The Legal Profession

Inspiring the next generation of lawyers.


I speak with Tiffany Obeng, author and lawyer, who shares her journey into law and children’s literature. Inspired to become a lawyer at a young age, she highlights the need for diverse portrayals of professions in children’s literature, starting with her book “Andrew Learns about Lawyers.” Tiffany challenges the notion that black boys don’t enjoy reading, and despite criticism, remains committed to writing books featuring black characters. She’s hopeful that her work will not only diversify children’s literature but also future workplaces by opening children’s eyes to various careers, with an upcoming book exploring being a chef.


The Jabot podcast is an offshoot of the Above the Law brand focused on the challenges women, people of color, LGBTQIA, and other diverse populations face in the legal industry. Our name comes from none other than the Notorious Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the jabot (decorative collar) she wore when delivering dissents from the bench. It’s a reminder that even when we aren’t winning, we’re still a powerful force to be reckoned with.

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Kathryn Rubino is a Senior Editor at Above the Law, host of The Jabot podcast, and co-host of Thinking Like A Lawyer. AtL tipsters are the best, so please connect with her. Feel free to email her with any tips, questions, or comments and follow her on Twitter @Kathryn1 or Mastodon