Tired of reading about “white boys and their dogs?” Well, 11-year-old Marley Dias has the answer!

Little Miss Marley Dias felt like enough was enough when she realized most of the books she read in school was about “white boys and their dogs.” The fifth grader stated in an interview with FOX:

 “In my 5th grade class, we were only reading books about white boys and their dogs,” And I understood why my teacher wanted us to read those books, because those were the books he could connect with, but I didn’t necessarily connect with them myself.”

The young girl then took action with the support of her family, she start a book drive called #1000BlackGirlBooks focusing on novels with a black girl as the main character.

About The Author Justina Moffett

Intern Writer that attends Howard University from the Hampton Roads area. Specialized in PR and Entertainment Journalism.

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