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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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Marley Dias’ Book Cover Released

The cover of SuperGirl Marley’s book, Marley Dias Gets It Done and So Can You! was released on April 3 and aired on CBS This Morning. Marley’s book, published by Scholastic Press, will be released in Spring 2018. The book is now available for pre-order on Barnes & Noble and Amazon.   In this accessible "keep-it-real" guide, Marley explores activism, social justice, volunteerism, equity and inclusion, and using social media for good. Drawing from her experience, Marley shows kids how…

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1000 Titles of #1000BlackGirlBooks

After months of reviewing and collecting books, we are happy to report that the resource guide now has 1000 independent titles of black girl books. As of January 2017, the campaign has collected 9000 books where black girls are the main characters-that equals 1535 distinct books. We are not done. If you know of a black girl book, not listed in the resource guide, please send us a copy or two so we can add it to our collection.   If…

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Representation Matters – #1000BlackGirlBooks

Book reading is an essential component of cognitive and social development for children and adolescents. Reading a lot is associated with things that might be expected, such as larger vocabularies, better comprehension, and stronger writing ability. But reading also opens up the world to the reader, increasing children’s knowledge about how things work, the history of the world, and the nature of social relationships. Reading helps students to focus for longer periods of time and to persist in other academic tasks. In short, reading is a fundamental skill--a building block of other important processes.
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NJ 11-Year-Old Launches #1000BlackGirlBooks: Fox29

WTXF - 11-year-old Marley Dias, who was born in Philadelphia and lives in New Jersey, noticed recently that none of the books she was assigned at school featured anyone who looked like her.   So she responded by launching a book drive called #1000blackgirlbooks, with the goal of collecting 1,000 books featuring black female protagonists by the end of January. She plans to donate them to a library in Jamaica, with some of the books coming to Philadelphia as well.   Marley appeared on Good…

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