12-year-old Activist Lands Book Publishing Deal

Tired of the school’s reading list filled with white boy and dog protagonists, Marley Dias kicked off her hashtag, #1000BlackGirlBooks, last January, featuring Black girls as their stories’ stars.    She achieved her goal of collecting and donating books with black girls as the protagonist.

Today Scholastic announced Dias would pen her own story about social activism.

Photo credit: Andrea Cipriani Mecchi

“Marley is using her voice to advocate for social justice, a commitment reflected by her ambitious life goals: she dreams of becoming an editor of her very own magazine and plans to use media to spread positive messages and to perpetuate more socially conscious pop culture”

Scholastic, Inc. reports  Dias’ book will be released in the Spring of 2018

Jet setting, globetrotting yet landlocked, seafaring, book peddling, recovering broadcast journalist wordsmith who dreams vividly and commits it to white space.

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