The Root: 11-Year-Old Girl Launches #1000BlackGirlBooks, a Book Drive Dedicated to Black Girl Characters in Books

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Okay I could not not post this awesome article from The Root. This 11-year-old beauty has just started the blueprint for how awesome an asset she will be to her generation and the generation after.

Philly native Marley Dias, an avid book reader noticed something missing in the books she read: little girls like her. I laughed when she told her mom she was tired of reading about white boys and their dog.

No shade, but there are only so many books you can handle about a white boy and his dog, horse, cat, hamster–you get the gist.

Her mother asked her what she was going to do about it and the intelligent 11-year old had an answer: start a book drive featuring books with black girl leads. This makes my heart swell with pride. She made her answer a reality and began the #1000blackgirlsbooks.

I am basically summarizing the article lol, but she has raised 400 books and is looking to raise 1,000 by February to send them to St.Marys, Jamaica, where her mother is from.

You get all the details and more from the article here: The Root.

Let’s support and celebrate this little girl who is simply amazing. So proud of her and her mother.

The picture is courtesy of the The root.

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