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Marley Dias Is Changing Black Girls’ Lives — One Book At A Time

Refinery29
 2021-03-10

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.

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