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Marley Dias Lands Scholastic Book Deal, Will Pen Activism Story

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Marley Dias Scholastic book deal 12-year-old Marley Dias, the creative young mind behind #1000BlackGirlBooks, is continuing to expand her love of reading and learning through a new book deal she’s inked with Scholastic.

Scholastic- a global children’s publishing, education, and media company-has acquired world rights to an activism book written by Dias. “I am so excited to be doing this book with Scholastic,” said Marley Dias. “All my friends can probably only name one publishing house and that is Scholastic; they are everywhere. Scholastic is the perfect partner for spreading my message of diversity, inclusion and social action.”

Marley dreams of being an editor of a magazine of her own one day and has already started well on her way down that path. After creating #1000BlackGirlBooks, a book drive that sought to collect stories of women of color, she had the opportunity to serve as editor for her own ‘zine that she launched with Elle. Marley interviewed Hilary Clinton, Misty Copeland and many more inspiring figures for the online publication.

“Marley’s energy and passion are electric!” said Andrea Davis Pinkney, Vice President, Executive Editor, Scholastic. “Through her smarts and ingenuity, she’s delivered a jolt of inspiration that’s sent an unstoppable shock-wave to kids everywhere who’ve stood up with Marley to shout ‘Yes!’ to the power of positive action. In this book, Marley will share her dynamic wisdom with readers everywhere. We’re thrilled to welcome her to the Scholastic family.”

The book will be published in Spring 2018 by Scholastic Press.

Photo Credit: Marley Dias/Instagram