Marley Dias gets it Done (And So Can You!) is not only funny and relatable, it is an important book. Dias’s unique voice draws in readers, and makes you feel like her best friend, while also exploring important topics. She stresses the importance of reading, and discusses the complexities of parent-child relationships. This book is great for tweens and teens because it highlights fun topics such as fashion and social media, as well as tougher subjects like racism and sexism. It is exciting to see such a great book written by a young person, from a perspective that teens will appreciate. It is also a great book for parents to read, because it will help them see things through their kid’s eyes. I highly recommend this book for anyone looking to get informed and inspired!
~ Eight Cousins
Holiday Pick 2018
— From Holiday Picks 2018
Marley Dias, the powerhouse girl-wonder who started the #1000blackgirlbooks campaign, speaks to kids about her passion for making our world a better place, and how to make their dreams come true!
In this accessible guide with an introduction by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay, Marley Dias explores activism, social justice, volunteerism, equity and inclusion, and using social media for good. Drawing from her experience, Marley shows kids how they can galvanize their strengths to make positive changes in their communities, while getting support from parents, teachers, and friends to turn dreams into reality. Focusing on the importance of literacy and diversity, Marley offers suggestions on book selection, and delivers hands-on strategies for becoming a lifelong reader.
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* "An invaluable selection for any public and school library collection." -- School Library Journal, starred review
Praise for Marley Dias:
"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
"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