In midjanuary, a story about 11yearold marley dias and her quest to collection books about black girls hit the internet. Cullorss parents had talked to her a little about the civil rights movement, but left out details. At 14, marley dias is shaping the literary world with her amazing. Credit christopher occhicone for the new york times elevenyearold marley dias has gotten a lot of attention for being the girl who got sick of reading about white boys and their dogs and did something about it. Representation matters and black history month is a good time to get children of all races interested in books featuring characters of color.
As expected, she picked a great selection of middle grade novels. The gcf will also host a literacy festival in the parish of st mary, jamaica. In this accessible guide with an introduction by academy awardnominated filmmaker ava duvernay, marley dias explores activism, social justice, volunteerism, equity and inclusion, and using social. Mic, the 12yearold will pen her own book, which will debut in 2018. Like marley dias, so many of you have asked for books with black girls as the main characters. Marley dias gets it done by marley dias scholastic. But the books she was reading at school were starting to get on her nerves. Nea literacy advocate levar burton and marley dias. Her initiative led to appearances on the nightly show, today, cbs this morning, and many more.
But she got frustrated when she realized that the books she was. Dias book, marley dias gets it done and so can you, will come out in january 2018. Or maybe the correct phrasing of that is that it hit the internet in a way where it picked up attention and got spread far and wide in the book community. Marley dias 1,000 black girl books book drive hits target. Girls drive to find 1,000 black girl books hits target with outpouring. Marley davis wanted to read more about that featured lead characters like her. Marley dias established a book drive for stories with black girls as main characters in response to the monochromatic book assignments she. Discount prices on books by marley dias, including titles like marley dias gets it done. On thursday morning, scholastic announced that activist marley dias is publishing an activism guide for. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free.
Frustrated with her schools inability to provide books with relatable characters, 11 yearold marley dias started a book drive to find 1,000 childrens books with black girls as protagonists. Meet the 12yearold trailblazer fighting for equality in kids books marley dias couldnt find enough childrens stories featuring people who. This kindlebook of marley dias gets it done and so can you by marley dias contains both informative and magnificent details on the authors family life, her school and writing life, and much more. Meet the 12yearold trailblazer fighting for equality in. The next generation and starred as the young kunta kinte in the 1977 awardwinning. Suggestions for marley diass amazing book drive goodreads. How yearold marley dias is inspiring activism in others. My parents had always read to me and showed me the joy in reading.
Marley dias chats about the overwhelming response to her diversityoriented book drive for her new jersey elementary school. Her schools reading syllabus wasnt big on diversity, so 11yearold marley dias decided to take matters into her own hands. When marley expressed her frustration over the lack. Wednesday on the nightly show, larry wilmore had on marley dias, the new jersey 11yearold whoafter becoming sick of reading almost exclusively about white boys and. Breaking barriers with patrisse cullors and marley dias. I told my mom i was going to start a book drive, and a specific book drive, she said, where black girls are the main characters in the book and not background characters or minor characters. In this accessible keepitreal guide, marley explores activism, social justice, volunteerism, equity and inclusion, and using social media for good. Her book drive led to appearances on shows like the nightly show and cbs this morning. Scholastic to publish activism book by marley dias, 12. Marley dias, who goes to st cloud elementary school in west orange, new jersey, began her drive in november after she told her mother she. Teen activist marley dias on her new mission for racial. Childrens books will change forever if this teen author. On imdb tv, you can catch hollywood hits and popular tv series at no cost. The 11yearold who made headlines for being frustrated with a lack.
Marley dias finds her spot on forbes 30 under 30 list at. Marley dias, a yearold girl who has collected more than 1. Today, the grassroots community foundation gcf, a public health and social action organisation based in west orange, new jersey, will distribute books with black girls as the main characters. Scholastic press, spring 2018, in which she offers advice to readers who want to follow her example.
Teen activist marley dias on her new mission for racial harmony marley dias is an author, public speaker and the youngest member of forbes 30 under 30 this year. Miniliterary activist footballloving girlie tomboy bookworm marley dias bored of only reading about white boys and their dogs at school, an 11yearold from new jersey launched a book drive. Goldberg at erwin street elementary school in van nuys, california, however, gave young patrisse books to fill in the gaps, such as mildred d. Goldberg also allowed cullors to report on the books to the continue reading breaking. Now somewhat of a literary celebrity, marley dias revealed her favorite books at the new york public library on friday. In this accessible guide with an introduction by academy awardnominated filmmaker ava duvernay, marley dias explores activism, social justice. Marley dias, 12yearold extraordinaire and onetime elle. This resource guide was created in direct response to the multiple requests made by educators, parents and students. In the meantime, dias will keep working to fill the gaps in childrens books and taking inspiration from. I think the biggest thing is that success is not measured by whether or not youre on cbs this morning or whether or not you make the. And because of you, we have received thousands of books. She also shares perspectives on the difference between activism and charity. Marley dias, a yearold girl who has collected more than 11,000 books that showcase black female lead characters, can now add her own book to her list.
The book is full of positivity and advice on how kids like marley can make a positive impact on their communities. When marley dias noticed a problem with representation in young adult books, she decided someone ought to fix it and who better for the job than herself. Dias has now written a book, marley dias gets it done. In just a few months, more than 9,000 books were collected. Marley dias continues to inspire bookworms around the world with her latest news. Marley dias book drive focuses specifically on books in which black girls are the main characters, not minor or background characters. Marley dias books, author biography, and reading level. Join facebook to connect with marley dias and others you may know. Focusing on the importance of literacy and diversity, marley offers suggestions on book selection, and delivers handson strategies for becoming a lifelong reader. Marley dias books literary references education school african americanblack diversity new jersey kids white people dogs keep it 100 awards charity. With the help of her mother, grassroots community foundation cofounder janice johnson dias, and two friends, briana and amina, marley came up.502 1063 1248 871 8 1012 140 1382 1556 484 825 1436 975 1439 1547 153 871 240 1353 1230 1252 520 1272 353 463 29 280 739 857 1393 438 11 346 995 988 621 948 1285 997