Marley Dias, 12-Year-Old Girl Behind #1000BlackGirlBooks, Lands Scholastic Book Deal

Marley Dias

Dias will write a “keep-it-real” guide to activism, sharing how to use social media and support from parents and friends to make a difference.

Marley Dias, who served as ELLE.com’s inaugural editor-in-residence last summer and has launched a national movement with her #1000BlackGirlBooks initiative, will publish a book on activism, Scholastic announced this morning.

Dias, who is 12 and has already done more to promote inclusion and education than most grown-ups, said in a statement from the publisher that she was excited to work with such an established institution. “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.”

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