Meet Marley Dias... 11-year old from New Jersey.
One day, Dias expressed in a sense to her mother that she was tired of reading literature that rarely reflected black girls as the protagonist, but more popularly about white boys and dogs. In return, her mother challenged her.. “What are you going to do about it?”
” ‘What are you going to do about it?’ [my mom] asked. And I told her I was going to start a book drive, and a specific book drive, where black girls are the main characters in the book and not background characters or minor characters.”
Marley started her #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign in which she hopes to collect 1000 books with black female lead characters. Once all books collected, will send to childrens book drive in Jamaica. #GirlPower.
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