As a kid you are always being asked: did you do your best? Though adults ask this question, they really mean did you do better than the other kid next to you. Marley’s campaign, the #1000blackgirlbooks campaign, came about because she was learning how to be her best. She saw a problem and wanted to solve it but didn’t know how to. Her goal wasn’t and isn’t to be the best kid out there collecting books. Her goal is to solve the problem of exclusion. Marley believes that if you focus on being better daily and if you look inside yourself instead of outside to others your personal best will become the world’s best.
Marley Dias is the promising, 11 year-old social activist behind #1000BlackGirlBooks, an international movement to collect and donate children’s books that feature Black girls as the lead character.