Marley Dias, the powerhouse girl-wonder who started the #1000blackgirlbooks campaign, speaks to kids about her passion for making our world a better place, and how to make their dreams come true!
If you are looking for an inspirational and uplifting book, check out Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You! Marley was in sixth grade when she began the #1000blackgirlbooks campaign when she began to collect children’s books that featured black girl protagonists. Marley was not only successful in her campaign, she launched a national literacy tour in partnership with the White House. While the book is geared towards young adults, Marley Dias Gets It Done is a powerful book for any age. I found myself nodding along to quotes like, “Listen to Learn, Learn to Listen” and smart tips on HOW to love to read (for those who aren’t self-proclaimed book worms like myself.) Marley is a fantastic example of the power of youth who can take their initiatives to the next level to ‘get it done’ and change the world for the better.
In this accessible guide with an introduction by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay, Marley Dias explores activism, social justice, volunteerism, equity and inclusion, and using social media for good. Drawing from her experience, Marley shows kids how they can galvanize their strengths to make positive changes in their communities, while getting support from parents, teachers, and friends to turn dreams into reality. Focusing on the importance of literacy and diversity, Marley offers suggestions on book selection, and delivers hands-on strategies for becoming a lifelong reader. Love!
About the Author: Marley Dias made headlines as a sixth grader when she started the #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign to collect children’s books featuring black protagonists. Her initiative led to appearances on The Nightly Show, Today, CBS This Morning, and many more. Marley has been featured in the New York Times, has been recognized as a “21 under 21” ambassador for Teen Vogue, is an editor in residence for Elle.com, and launched a national literacy tour in partnership with the White House. Marley lives in New Jersey with her parents.
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