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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!

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

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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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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Power of women honoree Ava Duvernay

#1000BLACKGIRLBOOKS and the GRASSROOTS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION congratulate AVA DUVERNAY as a POWER OF WOMEN HONOREE   We applaud you for being a disrupter in your industry and for paving the way for future generations. We appreciate the way you use your power and thank you for showing the world the beauty and diversity of black women and girls. Your work inspires young girls and women around the world to be a leader and follow their passion to make a difference.…

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