by Jessica Lane
December 7, 2017
Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Teen Vogue
Congratulations Marley Dias! The 12-year-old founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks joins an elite class of young achievers on the 2018 Forbes ’30 Under 30′ list. Even amongst her “youngest cohort” – the under 20 set, she is the youngest person to make the list this year.
Today’s #MondayMotivation is @iammarleydias founder of #1000BLACKGIRLBOOKS , author and future world leader. #blackgirlslead #BlackGirlsRock #BlackGirlMagic For full clip visit https://t.co/049jWUl5L4 pic.twitter.com/LD1auxbHW5
— Black Girls Lead (@yeswelead) December 4, 2017
She started her platform #1000BlackGirlBooks because fewer than 10 percent of children’s books released in 2015 featured a black person as the main character. She didn’t see herself in the books she read, so she made her goal to collect as many books about black girls as she could find.
Today, Dias has added more than 9,000 books to her list. And next year, she’ll be adding to the #1000BlackGirlBooks list with her own book Marley Dias Gets It Done to be published soon.
— Lauren Donovan (@laurencdonovan) December 2, 2017
Check out her #1000BlackGirlBooks reading guide on her site and support her by purchasing Marley Dias Gets It Done next year.
Help us congratulate Marley Dias!!