Boosting Black Voices with Marley Dias
From the Series Teen Strong
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.
|Interest Level||Grade 5 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Genre||High/Low, Nonfiction, 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|
|Publisher||Full Tilt Press|
|Brand||Full Tilt Fast Reads|
|Imprint||Full Tilt Press|
|Number of Pages||32|
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.