12-Year-Old Marley Dias of #1000BlackGirlBooks Is Now Publishing an Activism Guide for Kids
Twelve-year-old Marley Dias, known for her #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign, first sparked a movement when social media led readers across the world to participate in her mission to collect 1,000 books with black female protagonists.
Currently, with some 8,000 books donated — with help thanks to the GrassROOTS Community Foundation — Dias has far surpassed her goal.
But that's not all.
Scholastic just announced that in spring 2018, Dias will be releasing an activism guide for children and teens. She has been named Editor-in-Residence of Elle.com, where she had the opportunity to interview MAKERS Ava DuVernay, Misty Copeland and Hillary Clinton.
Dias has also appeared on FOX29's Good Day Philadelphia, The Huffington Post, Ellen, People, and PhillyVoice.
Scholastic said that: "Through her smarts and ingenuity, [Dias] has delivered a jolt of inspiration that’s sent an unstoppable shock-wave to kids everywhere who’ve stood up with Marley to shout 'Yes!' to the power of positive action… We're thrilled to welcome her to the Scholastic family."
Her nonfiction book, for readers 10+, will be a "keep-it-real" guide on how kids can achieve their dreams and harness their passions in a way that will gain the focus of the media and policy makers to change the world. She will dive into her own life's work (so far), discussing her activism and how she strives to continue to use the power of literacy and change the world through books.
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