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Marley Receives The Smithsonian’s American Ingenuity Award

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…

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Marley Dias Speaking At Liliuokalani Trust: WSJ Article

Marley Dias speaking at Liliuokalani Trust: WSJ article

Now 12 years old, Marley has written the book she felt was missing from her school: a story about a black girl by a black girl.   “Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You!” is being published by Scholastic Inc. and will be released Jan. 30. Marley said she wanted to use her own experience in activism to show anyone can make positive changes in their communities despite their age.   “I’ve always wanted to be an author,” Marley said…

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Today We’re Celebrating Girls Like Marley!

Today we’re celebrating girls like Marley!

Thank you United State of Women for highlighting SuperGirl Marley Dias.   Meet Marley Dias, one of the youngest changemakers we know. As soon as she learned how to read, Marley couldn’t put books down. But she quickly realized there were far more books about boys and their dogs than about girls that looked like her. And at the young age of 11, Marley decided to do something about it. She began collecting books where girls of color were the…

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Black Girl Book Club

Black Girl Book Club

SuperCamp 2017 was an incredible four weeks filled with learning, building, growing and leading. This year’s theme RESISTANCE exposed the girls to issues around bullying, white supremacy, immigration, the arts, and the legal system. SuperGirls heard from renowned scholars including Khalil G. Muhammad, PhD, Professor of History, Race and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, Mary Stricker, PhD of Temple University and professionals like the Honorable Victoria Pratt from Newark Municipal Court and Public Relations Professional and cultural curator Tiana…

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Black Girl Book Club At The YMCA In Newark

Black Girl Book Club at the YMCA in Newark

GrassROOTS Community Foundation SuperCamp NJ in conjunction with Marley Dias’ #1000blackgirlbooks campaign present   Black Girl Book Club at the YMCA in Newark Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Wednesday, August 2, 2017 Join us for reading and conversation.   Bring a book where the black girl is the main character. We will talk about the book and discuss common themes.   3:15 pm-4:00 pm   YMCA Newark 600 Broad Street Newark, NJ 07102…

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Black Girl Book Club At The YMCA In Newark

Black Girl Book Club at the YMCA in Newark

GrassROOTS Community Foundation SuperCamp NJ in conjunction with Marley Dias’ #1000blackgirlbooks campaign present   Black Girl Book Club at the YMCA in Newark Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Wednesday, August 2, 2017 Join us for reading and conversation. Open to kids K thru 8. Bring a book where the black girl is the main character. We will talk about the book and discuss common themes.   3:15 pm-4:00 pm   YMCA Newark 600…

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