September Highlight: Marley Dias & #1000BlackGirlBooks
Marley Dias is the 18-year-old founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks and author of Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You! Marley started launched the social media campaign in November of 2015, with a goal of collecting 1,000 books featuring Black female protagonists by February of 2016. Her campaign went viral on social media, and she has collected over 13,000 books to-date!
Some quick facts about Marley:
She is currently a student at Harvard University
She is the host and executive producer of Netflix's Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices
She has spoken at the White House's United State of Women alongside Michelle Obama and Oprah, along with many other public speaking appearances
She is the youngest member of Forbes' "30 Under 30" List to-date!
To read more about Marley and her initiatives, visit her website here.