Boosting Black Voices with Marley Dias

From the Series Teen Strong

  • Interest Level: Grade 5 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

When Marley Dias was 10 years old, she decided she was tired of reading books about white boys. She was hungry for stories she could relate to and characters who looked like her. With help from her mom, Marley started collecting books—and even wrote her own. Marley has sent thousands of books to schools in the US, Jamaica, and Ghana. Her determination helped her become a strong teenager.

In this book, readers will examine Marley’s life story and learn more about her book drive through narrative text, engaging photos, and graphics. Readers will come away inspired to read one of Marley’s Black Girl Books and be Teen Strong.

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Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre High/Low, Social Studies
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diverse Books: Social Justice, Diversity, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2022
Publisher Full Tilt Press
Brand Full Tilt Fast Reads
Imprint Full Tilt Press
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2021-08-01
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS JNF007110, JNF063000, JNF069000
Dewey 791.4302
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 870
ATOS Reading Level 5.3
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Fast facts, Index, Table of contents, and Timeline

Author: Heather DiLorenzo Williams

Heather DiLorenzo Williams is a writer and educator with a passion for seeing readers of all ages connect with others through stories and personal experiences. Heather lives in North Carolina with her husband and two children.