Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You!

Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You!

by Marley Dias

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Overview

Marley Dias, the powerhouse girl-wonder who started the #1000blackgirlbooks campaign, speaks to kids about her passion for making our world a better place, and how to make their dreams come true!

Marley Dias, the powerhouse girl-wonder who started the #1000blackgirlbooks campaign, speaks to kids about her passion for making our world a better place, and how to make their dreams come true!

In this accessible guide with an introduction by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay, Marley Dias explores activism, social justice, volunteerism, equity and inclusion, and using social media for good. Drawing from her experience, Marley shows kids how they can galvanize their strengths to make positive changes in their communities, while getting support from parents, teachers, and friends to turn dreams into reality. Focusing on the importance of literacy and diversity, Marley offers suggestions on book selection, and delivers hands-on strategies for becoming a lifelong reader.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781338136890
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 01/30/2018
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 155,852
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Marley Dias made headlines as a sixth grader when she started the #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign to collect children's books featuring black protagonists. Her initiative led to appearances on The Nightly Show, Today, CBS This Morning, and many more. Marley has been featured in the New York Times, has been recognized as a "21 under 21" ambassador for Teen Vogue, is an editor in residence for Elle.com, and launched a national literacy tour in partnership with the White House. Marley lives in New Jersey with her parents.

Table of Contents

Introduction 10

Prologue: Do Something 11

1 Herstory: Who I Am, How This All Began 16

2 Meet My Family: Welcome to My Village 32

3 Girls Like Me: Smart, Funny, Interesting, Adventurous 52

4 My Africa: The Global Village 66

5 Oh So Social: I Could Google Myself, But… 78

6 Be the Change You Want to See in the World: Get Woke! 96

7 The Activist's Toolbox: 21 Stay-Strong Strategies 126

8 How to Read: Why It's More Than Words 144

9 Finding the Goods: Bye-Bye, Hide-and-seek 160

10 Book Talking: Seeing Is Believing 170

11 Getting It Done: Today, Tomorrow, Always 178

Acknowledgments 189

1000 Is My Lucky Number: Black Girl Books Resource Guide 194

What People are Saying About This

Hillary Clinton

"I love [Marley's] "Black Girl Books" project so much. Keep striving for your goals, and remember that it's good to be ambitious. There's nothing wrong with knowing what you want and going after it... [Marley] is proof of that."

Melissa Harris-Perry

"If you are standing near [Marley], you better roll up your sleeves, because she will make sure you help too. That is Marley."

Bustle

"Seriously, folks, Marley Dias is the coolest..."

Hello Giggles

"Talk about black girl magic in a huge, huge way! Oh Marley Dias, we wanna be just like you!"

Fox 29

"She is a force to be reckoned with."

Ava DuVernay

"[Marley's] a dynamic young woman who!"

Teen Vogue

"It's not hard to imagine that one day soon Marley. . . will be the protagonist of one of the books she fought so hard to have represented in her classroom."

Charlie Rose

"[Marley] has a wonderful presence. . . "

Ellen DeGeneres

"[Marley] is already making a mark on the world."

Elle.com

"Dias will make for a savvy magazine editor, obviously. But we think there's a good case to be made for her future in politics."

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