How many of you are aware of the #1000BlackGirlBooks initiative started by a young girl named Marley Dias?
Marley’s story is about her love for reading. Frustrated with the stories she had access to, Marley decided to start a campaign to find 1000 books where the main characters looked more like her.
Well she recently met her goal and today I was tagged in a picture of her holding a book I illustrated!
Also there’s a great lesson here… we really can impact our world, it just takes action and a little creativity. 11 year old Marley is a great example for all of us.
To read more about Marley’s inspiring story see this recent article: http://www.vox.com/2016/2/12/10978772/marley-dias-1000blackgirlbooks-diversity
*Top photo by Andrea Cipriani Mecchi.
The book I had the honor of illustrating is called “I Know I Can” written by Veronica Chapman.
Click the picture to purchase a copy!