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…
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.
Marley Dias, Founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks joins Twitter and IG.
A resource guide created from the #1000blackgirlbooks campaign led by Marley Dias. Over 4000 books have been collected. This resource guide includes some of those books that have been catalog into an easy to find database. This resource is appropriate for parents, children, educators, schools, and libraries.