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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.

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