Frustrated by the lack of books about black girls in her school curriculum, 11-year-old Marley Dias launched the #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign in 2015 to collect 1000 books where black girls are the main characters. Books will be donated to Retreat Primary and Junior School and Library in the parish of St. Mary, Jamaica where her mother and GrassROOTS’ President, Dr. Johnson Dias, was raised as a child. Over 4000 books have been collected so far.

Category: 2016 - Movement of the Year

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