Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education, and media company, has acquired world rights to an activism book written by Marley Dias, the 12 year-old social activist behind #1000BlackGirlBooks.
The impressive young woman started an international movement to collect and donate children’s books that feature Black girls as the lead character.
Marley is using her voice to advocate for social justice, a commitment reflected by her ambitious life goals: she dreams of becoming an editor of her very own magazine and plans to use media to spread positive messages and to perpetuate more socially conscious pop culture.
“I am so excited to be doing this book with social activist,” said Marley Dias, whose book will be published in Spring 2018 by Scholastic Press.
“All my friends can probably only name one publishing house and that is Scholastic; they are everywhere. Scholastic is the perfect partner for spreading my message of diversity, inclusion and social action,” she added.
In her forthcoming nonfiction book for ages 10 and up, Marley shows kids how to make their own dreams come true. In this accessible “keep-it-real” guide, she tells how she’s turned her passion into a literacy crusade that has captured the attention of the media, policymakers, and young people throughout the world.
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