#1000BlackGirlBooks: A Push for Representation in Children’s Literature

As a fifth grader, Marley Dias told her parents none of the characters in the books she reads in school look like her.

Five years later, Dias’ campaign, #1000BlackGirlBooks, has filled school libraries and curriculums with more than 12,000 books that feature Black girls as the main character.

“I was sick of reading about white boys and their dog.”