Marley Dias, the world’s most gobsmackingly intelligent pre-teen, will release her first book, Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You! in January 2018.
Dias created the #1000BlackGirlBooks movement and masterminded ELLE.com’s first-ever zine—to which she convinced the likes of Larry Wilmore, Misty Copeland, and Ava DuVernay to contribute. This week, Dias reveals that the book, a guide to activism for her peers, will reunite her with DuVernay, at least in print. The award-winning director has written the forward.
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Dias tells ELLE.com she asked her to contribute because DuVernay “understood the frustration” that Dias felt over the state of representation in books. (Since she launched her initiative in 2016, she’s collected almost 10,000 books, 10 times her initial benchmark.)
“Ava DuVernay was the best person to write this introduction because she chooses to invest in black girls,” Dias explains. “We both have similar goals for the work that we do—to promote diversity and to make sure that black girl stories are being told all across the world.”
Is it really dusty in here or is this just that good? Who cares. Preorder ELLE.com’s president’s book here.