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Marley Dias, 12-Year-Old Founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks, Inks Book Deal

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Dynamic 12-year-old activist Marley Dias has a new project in the works. Scholastic announced they will publish a book penned by Dias, focusing on achieving personal goals and accessible activism for young people. The book is being dubbed an “accessible “keep-it-real” guide” and explores “activism, social justice, volunteerism, equity, and inclusion, using social media for good (not just makeup tutorials and angry tweets), and shows how young people can galvanize their strengths to make positive changes in our world.” Dias garnered international attention when she launched the #1000blackgirlbooks campaign in November of 2015. The campaign was an international movement to collect and donate 1,000 children’s books that feature Black girls as the lead character.  Dias far exceeded her goal, collecting over 8,000 books to date, and has been featured in a long list of major media outlets. In July of 2016, Marley was named Editor in Residence of Elle.com July of 2016 where she interviewed Ava DuVernay, Misty Copeland, and Hillary Clinton. With books as her first love, Dias’ new book will also touch on the importance of literacy and diversity, with suggestions on book selection, book-talking, and sharing titles. The book is scheduled for release in Spring 2018.  ]]>

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