Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Meet The 11 Year Old Who Has Started A Campaign To Get More Diverse Books In Schools

Isossy Children loves to see young people doing amazing things across the world.
Frustrated by the lack of books about black girls in her school curriculum, Marley Dias launched the #1000blackgirlbooks campaign 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.

If you would like to donate books send them by February 1st to:
GrassROOTS Community Foundation
59 Main Street, Suite 323, West Orange, NJ 07052
Books of any age are welcomed. You may also donate for the purchase of books.  Suggested donation: $10.
To support online tag your favorite book using hastag #blackgirlbooks.
Twitter and IG: @grassrootsfound @kindredthewife

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