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Marley Dias    

Founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks; Author & Activist

Marley Dias, the precocious and purpose-driven 13-year-old founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks, author of "Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You!" and Editor in Residence of her own digital 'zine Marley Mag on Elle.com, whose successful campaign has garnered over 6 billion media impressions. #1000BlackGirlBooks, is an international movement to collect and donate children’s books that feature Black girls as the lead character.

Marley launched the #1000BlackGirlBooks drive in November of 2015, leveraging the power of social media to reach a larger audience. The goal was to collect 1,000 books featuring Black female protagonists by February 2016. The story went viral and was picked up by media outlets around the world as well as bloggers, schools, youth-focused organizations and millions of individuals who wanted to participate in the project.

Marley has collected over 11,000 books to-date. Marley has spoken at the White House's United State of Women alongside Michelle Obama and Oprah, The Forbes Women's Summit, United Nation's Girl Up, Inbound, CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion, the Social Innovation Summit and several others. In light of the campaign’s huge success, Marley has appeared on Ellen, CBS This Morning, and The Today Show. In her Editor in Residency at ELLE, Marley has interviewed Ava DuVernay, Misty Copeland and Hillary Clinton for Elle.com. Marley has been featured in a Microsoft Commercial and a Disney World Resorts digital campaign. Marley is a 21 under 21 Teen Vogue Ambassador and the youngest member of the Forbes 30 under 30 list for 2018.

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#1000BlackGirlBooks Founder Marley Dias Gets Book Deal - NBC ...

What were you doing at age 12? Marley Dias, the young founder of # 1000BlackGirlBooks, just snagged her first book deal.

From Activist To Author: How 12-Year-Old Marley Dias Is Changing ...

At the annual Forbes' Women Summit in New York City Tuesday, 12-year-old founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks Marley Dias reflected on how she was able to ...

12-Year-Old Marley Dias To Publish Activism Guide For Kids And ...

Twelve-year-old Marley Dias is yet again showing why she's the hero we all need . The young literary advocate is publishing an activism guide for children and ...

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