• Montse DomínguezMunllonch

Inspirational Quote by Marley Dias

✼ Inspirational quote by Marley Diaz⁠

❛ Frustration is fuel that can lead to the development of an innovative and useful idea ⁠❜⁠⁠


Who is this #remarkablewomen ? ⁠

Marley Dias (born January 3, 2005) is an American activist and writer. She launched a campaign called ⁠

#1000BlackGirlBooks in November 2015, when she was in ⁠ elementary school; she noticed that the main protagonist in most stories was a white boy.⁠

Her mother, Janice Johnson Dias, is co-founder of the GrassROOTS Community Foundation.

When Dias was age 11, she complained to her mother that all of her mandatory readings were books about white boys and dogs. She said, "There wasn't really any freedom for me to read what I wanted."


After speaking with her mother, Dias decided to start a book drive, #1000BlackGirlBooks, to bring more attention to literature featuring black female protagonists, with the goal to collect 1,000 books to donate for black girls to other schools.

The book drive focuses specifically on books in which black girls are the main characters, not minor or background characters. Within a few months, more than 9,000 books were collected. Many of these books have been sent to a children's book drive in Jamaica.The campaign also called public attention to the lack of diversity in children's literature. Now, Dias is a junior at West Orange High School in West Orange, New Jersey

⁠Curator Munllonch

Source

  • Official web of Marley Dias

  • Marley Dias profile on North Texas Teen Book Festival page

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