At 12 years old Marley Dias is making major strides in making sure Black girls are represented in literature. After launching her #1000BlackGirls Book initiative last year, Dias is coming out with her own book about activism.
Scholastic acquired the rights to an activism book written by Dias, that is set to show kids how to make their own dreams come true. The accessible “keep-it-real” guide, tells how she’s turned her passion into a literacy crusade that has captured the attention of the media, policymakers, and young people throughout the world.
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“Marley’s energy and passion are electric!” said Andrea Davis Pinkney, Vice President, Executive Editor, Scholastic. “Through her smarts and ingenuity, she’s delivered a jolt of inspiration that’s sent an unstoppable shock-wave to kids everywhere who’ve stood up with Marley to shout ‘Yes!’ to the power of positive action. In this book, Marley will share her dynamic wisdom with readers everywhere. We’re thrilled to welcome her to the Scholastic family.”
The book is slated to come out Spring 2018 and Dias is extremely excited for the opportunity.
“I am so excited to be doing this book with Scholastic,” said Marley Dias. “All my friends can probably only name one publishing house and that is Scholastic; they are everywhere. Scholastic is the perfect partner for spreading my message of diversity, inclusion and social action.”
Keep inspiring young lady!