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Marley Receives The Smithsonian’s American Ingenuity Award
Photograph by Erin Patrice O’Brien

Marley Receives the Smithsonian’s American Ingenuity Award

It wasn’t the sudden dinner theater that got the crowd on its feet, though. The lone ovation was reserved for 12-year-old Marley Dias, who launched an initiative called #1000BlackGirlBooks out of frustration that most of the literature she was being assigned in her Philadelphia-area school “were about white boys and their dogs.” Her project set out to find—and donate—1,000 books with black, female protagonists; so far she’s collected 10,000.

 

Click on the source link below to see full article and Marley’s video

 

Source: Smithsonian’s American Ingenuity Award

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