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Marley Dias: America’s Favorite Book Enthusiast

Marley Dias grins widely as she reiterates on a recent IG Live with Forbes the phrase she has become known for: “I noticed that a lot of the books that I was reading had white boys and their dogs as their main characters.”. At age of 10, Dias launched the...
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Marley Dias Is Changing Black Girls’ Lives — One Book At A Time

How many of us can say that we’ve led an initiative that’s empowered countless girls and young women at 16 years old? Marley Dias can. At 11 years old, she created #1000BlackGirlsBooks with the help of her mother, Dr. Janice Johnson Dias. Now, the campaign – which started out of Marley’s insistence on reading books that centered Black girls as protagonists – has grown to include 13,000 books of varying reading levels so no Black girl feels left out. And on Sunday (March 7), Dias teamed up with Rebel Girls — an organization that brings stories of diverse women to girls around the world — for the virtual Rebel Girls Fest: Adventure Awaits.

Marley Dias Has Teamed With American Girl To Empower Black Girls

In a world where we can't waste one minute ignoring the injustices and barriers marginalized groups face, American Girl is putting its shoulder to the wheel of social impact and equality by kicking off a new series, Conversations for Change, on the American Girl website as part of the brand's 35th anniversary Making HerStory program. The beginning of their 2021 series on impactful topics and the conversations will consist of letters and videos allowing little girls to hear the stories of real-life change-makers and activists who are not much different from them, like teen activist and writer Marley Dias. The series of letters are a message of empowerment, showing that no matter how young someone is, anyone can make a difference in their community.