- In February 2016, Marley Dias, who was 11 at the time, launched the #1000BlackGirlBooks project, collecting books featuring black girls as the main character.
- Now, after collecting over 8,000 such books, Dias has decided to author a #BlackGirlBook of her own.
- On Thursday, Scholastic announced that 12-year-old Dias had signed a deal with the publisher for a book due in Spring 2018.
- According to a press release, the book is a “keep-it-real guide” to helping kids and preteens make their dreams come true.
- “Through her smarts and ingenuity, she’s delivered a jolt of inspiration that’s sent an unstoppable shock-wave to kids everywhere who’ve stood up with Marley to shout ‘Yes!’ to the power of positive action,” Scholastic’s vice president and executive editor Andrea Pinkney said.
- “In this book, Marley will share her dynamic wisdom with readers everywhere.” Read more