She may only 12 years old, but Marley Dias certainly has a lot to say — enough to fill an entire book.
According to The Cut, the young author who gained public acclaim after creating the #1000BlackGirlBooks drive — a book drive just for books where black girls were the main characters — will be releasing a title of her own with Scholastic.
Due in Spring 2018, Mic reports that the nonfiction work will serve as a guide to helping kids pursue their dreams. The Cut cites a release announcing the news that describes her forthcoming book this way:
“In her forthcoming nonfiction book for ages 10 and up, Marley Dias, the powerhouse girl-wonder who started the #1000blackgirlbooks campaign, shows kids how to make their own dreams come true. In this accessible “keep-it-real” guide, Marley tells how she’s turned her passion into a literacy crusade that has captured the attention of the media, policymakers, and young people throughout the world.”
While Vice President and Executive Editor for Scholastic Andrea Davis Pickney said they are “thrilled to welcome her to the Scholastic family,” the excitement is certainly not lost on Dias.
“I am so excited to be doing this book with Scholastic,” she said in a release. “All my friends can probably only name one publishing house and that is Scholastic; they are everywhere. Scholastic is the perfect partner for spreading my message of diversity, inclusion and social action.”