Rachel Charlene Lewis
February 08, 2017 7:52 am
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We are filled with pure, sweet joy right now because Marley Dias is getting a book published! Dias, the superstar behind the all-too-necessary #1000BlackGirlBooks, a book drive that seeks to bring black girl characters into focus, is getting a book on activism published by Scholastic, and we’re ridiculously proud of this superstar. Talk about black girl magic in a huge, huge way! Oh, Marley Dias, we wanna be just like you!

In a Scholastic press release, Andrea Davis Pinkney, Vice President, Executive Editor, Scholastic said,

Yes, yes, and more yes. This is just the news we needed. We are filled with nonsense levels of pride right now.

Marley Dias is absolutely THRILLED, because, well, it’s a pretty *massive* deal!

Ah, we’re literally tearing up over this. This is one seriously incredible human being, and we absolutely can’t wait to read her book!