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Marley Dias Gets it Done And So Can You

By Marley Dias

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Format: Paperback, 208 pages
In this accessible "keep-it-real" guide for middle schoolers, Marley Dias tells kids how she's turned her passion into a mega-hit movement that has grabbed the attention of the media, the White House, and kids throughout the world. In this book, she offers practical tips for "paying it forward" with whatever makes your heart sing, and getting the support you need from parents, teachers, and friends to turn your dreams a reality. Focusing in the importance of literacy and diversity, Marley also shares her practical strategies for finding books that you love, and becoming a life-long reader!

About the Author

Marley Dias made headlines as a sixth grader when she started the #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign to collect children's books featuring black protagonists. Her initiative led to appearances on The Nightly Show, Today, CBS This Morning, and many more. Marley has been featured in the New York Times, has been recognized as a "21 under 21" ambassador for Teen Vogue, is an editor in residence for Elle.com, and launched a national literacy tour in partnership with the White House. Marley lives in New Jersey with her parents.

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"I love [Marley's] 'Black Girl Books' project so much. Keep striving for your goals, and remember that it's good to be ambitious. There's nothing wrong with knowing what you want and going after it... [Marley] is proof of that." - Hillary Clinton "[Marley] is already making a mark on the world." -- Ellen DeGeneres " It's not hard to imagine that one day soon Marley. . . will be the protagonist of one of the books she fought so hard to have represented in her classroom." -- Teen Vogue"[Marley] has a wonderful presence..." -- Charlie Rose "If you are standing near [Marley], you better roll up your sleeves, because she will make sure you help too. That is Marley." -- Melissa Harris-Perry "Dias will make for a savvy magazine editor, obviously. But we think there's a good case to be made for her future in politics." -- Elle.com "She is a force to be reckoned with." -- Fox 29 "Seriously, folks, Marley Dias is the coolest..." -- Bustle"Talk about black girl magic in a huge, huge way! Oh Marley Dias, we wanna be just like you!" -- Hello Giggles Praise for Marley Dias Gets It Done "I love [Marley's] 'Black Girl Books' project so much. Keep striving for your goals, and remember that it's good to be ambitious. There's nothing wrong with knowing what you want and going after it... [Marley] is proof of that." - Hillary Clinton "[Marley] is already making a mark on the world." -- Ellen DeGeneres "It's not hard to imagine that one day soon Marley. . . will be the protagonist of one of the books she fought so hard to have represented in her classroom." -- Teen Vogue "[Marley] has a wonderful presence..." -- Charlie Rose "If you are standing near [Marley], you better roll up your sleeves, because she will make sure you help too. That is Marley." -- Melissa Harris-Perry "Dias will make for a savvy magazine editor, obviously. But we think there's a good case to be made for her future in politics." -- Elle.com "She is a force to be reckoned with." -- Fox 29 "Seriously, folks, Marley Dias is the coolest..." -- Bustle "Talk about black girl magic in a huge, huge way! Oh Marley Dias, we wanna be just like you!" -- Hello Giggles "I love [Marley's] "Black Girl Books" project so much. Keep striving for your goals, and remember that it's good to be ambitious. There's nothing wrong with knowing what you want and going after it... [Marley] is proof of that." - Hillary Clinton "[Marley] is already making a mark on the world."- Ellen DeGeneres " It's not hard to imagine that one day soon Marley. . . will be the protagonist of one of the books she fought so hard to have represented in her classroom." - Teen Vogue "[Marley] has a wonderful presence. . . "- Charlie Rose "If you are standing near [Marley], you better roll up your sleeves, because she will make sure you help too. That is Marley."- Melissa Harris-Perry "Dias will make for a savvy magazine editor, obviously. But we think there's a good case to be made for her future in politics." - Elle.com "She is a force to be reckoned with." - Fox 29 "Seriously, folks, Marley Dias is the coolest..." -- Bustle "Talk about black girl magic in a huge, huge way! Oh Marley Dias, we wanna be just like you!"- Hello Giggles -I love [Marley's] -Black Girl Books- project so much. Keep striving for your goals, and remember that it's good to be ambitious. There's nothing wrong with knowing what you want and going after it... [Marley] is proof of that.- - Hillary Clinton -[Marley] is already making a mark on the world.-- Ellen DeGeneres - It's not hard to imagine that one day soon Marley. . . will be the protagonist of one of the books she fought so hard to have represented in her classroom.- - Teen Vogue -[Marley's] a dynamic young woman who!- - Ava DuVernay -[Marley] has a wonderful presence. . . -- Charlie Rose -If you are standing near [Marley], you better roll up your sleeves, because she will make sure you help too. That is Marley.-- Melissa Harris-Perry -Dias will make for a savvy magazine editor, obviously. But we think there's a good case to be made for her future in politics.- - Elle.com -She is a force to be reckoned with.- - Fox 29 -Seriously, folks, Marley Dias is the coolest...- -- Bustle -Talk about black girl magic in a huge, huge way! Oh Marley Dias, we wanna be just like you!-- Hello Giggles

EAN: 9781338136890
ISBN: 1338136895
Publisher: Scholastic US
Dimensions: 22.8 x 17.8 centimetres (0.26 kg)
Age Range: 10-14 years
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