July 1, 2020
As Americans are turning to books on anti-racism and social justice to deepen their understanding of how to fight systemic racism, parents and caregivers are looking for suggestions for their young ones. Enter 15-year-old Marley Dias. In 2015, Dias founded the #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign with the aim of collecting and donating 1,000 books featuring a Black girl or woman protagonist to communities in need. Since then, Dias has reached her goal many times over, collecting and distributing more than 12,000 titles to date.