Marley Dias Gets It Done

Marley Dias Gets It Done

And So Can You!

Book - 2018 | First edition
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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. -- !c From publisher's description.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2018
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781338136890
Branch Call Number: J 305.23089 D5431M 2018
Characteristics: 187 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: McGowan, Siobhán - Author


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Jun 11, 2020

Marley Dias is my hero.

IndyPL_AnnaL Apr 07, 2020

This book focuses on social activism and injustice in terms of publishing diverse books, with the focus on African American women and girls. When Marley's mother asks her if she could change something in the new year ahead, Marley comes up with #1000blackgirlbooks. Marley found that her reading list at school comprised of only white boys and their dogs...." Where the Red Fern Grows," and "Old Yeller." Marley wanted to see images and protaganists with her face and culture. She sets out to collect 1000 books with black women and girls as the main characters. She does this and more...find out how successful her activism is and use her "toolbox" of resources to start your own crusade! In the back of the book she lists 500 books for middle school and young adults. This is a great resource to use!

Aug 30, 2018

One of the better self-help books for teen girls - I recommend this for teens struggling to find their identity.


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