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We like to shine the spotlight on girls from across the country who are doing amazing things! Read their interviews to learn more.

Marley Dias

Reading books can be an exciting escape. You can learn about far-off places and take part in wonderful adventures. But what if none of the characters in your books were like you? How would that make you feel?

For Marley Dias, it is frustrating. She has noticed that the books she reads in school are rarely about black girls like her. She wants this to change. She wants students to read about all types of people — not just one type. To make a change, she started by setting a goal to collect 1,000 books with black girls as the main character. Read our interview with Marley to see if she met her goal and




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Content last reviewed June 8, 2016
Page last updated June 8, 2016