Marley Dias, 12-year-old who found #1000BlackGirlBooks, gets a book deal

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At 11-years-old, Marley Dias was frustrated about being given books she couldn't relate to at school, prompting her to start the now widely-recognized campaign #1000blackgirlbooks.

Dias, who created the campaign in the fall of 2014, set a goal to collect 1,000 "black girl books" by the following February -- and succeeded at doing so.

But that was just last year.

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NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - APRIL 01: Singer Rihanna (L) and M.A.D. Girl Marley Dias speak in the audience duringBlack Girls Rock! 2016 on April 1, 2016 in Newark City. (Photo by Brad Barket/BET/Getty Images for BET)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - APRIL 01: (L-R) M.A.D. Girls, Maya Penn, Marley Dias, and Haile Thomas attend Black Girls Rock! 2016 on April 1, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/BET/Getty Images for BET)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - APRIL 01: CEO of BET Networks Debra Lee (L) and M.A.D. Girl Marley Dias attend Black Girls Rock! 2016 on April 1, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/BET/Getty Images for BET)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - APRIL 01: M.A.D. Girl, Marley Dias, attends Black Girls Rock! 2016 on April 1, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/BET/Getty Images for BET)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 14: Marley Dias arrives at the Variety's Power Of Women Luncheon 2016 at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on October 14, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - APRIL 01: (L-R) Marley Dias, Amandla Stenberg, Marsai Martin attend Black Girls Rock! 2016 on April 1, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/BET/Getty Images for BET)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - APRIL 01: M.A.D. Girl, Marley Dias, and Rihanna watch from the audience during Black Girls Rock! 2016 on April 1, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/BET/Getty Images for BET)
AHN Young Leaders Honorees Amina Anekwe and Marley Dias attend African Health Now 'Gift of Life' Benefit at Chelsea Piers Sunset Terrace on October 20, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Cynthia Edorh/Getty Images)
AHN Young Leaders Honorees Amina Anekwe and Marley Dias attend African Health Now 'Gift of Life' Benefit at Chelsea Piers Sunset Terrace on October 20, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Cynthia Edorh/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 01: Honoree Marley Dias arrives at the 2016 Ebony Power 100 Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 1, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
In the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building of the White House in Washington DC, on 16 December 2016, (l-r), 11-year-old Marley Dias, Editor of�Marley�Mag, ELLE Magazine, speaks, as part of the panel: An Armchair with ELLE- Lessons, Leadership and Legacy: The Journey Toward Opportunity for All. (Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
In the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building of the White House in Washington DC, on 16 December 2016, (l-r), 11-year-old Marley Dias, Editor of�Marley�Mag, ELLE Magazine, speaks, as Tina Tchen, Assistant to the President, Chief of Staff to the First Lady and Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls, listens, as part of the panel: An Armchair with ELLE- Lessons, Leadership and Legacy: The Journey Toward Opportunity for All. (Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
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Dias has since far exceeded her goal with more than 4,000 books and counting. She now has plans to author her own book with Scholastic.

"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," the Scholastic announcement stated.

Dias told NBC News she is excited to be doing business with the new parter.

SEE ALSO: Black girl magic moment: Marley Dias and #1000BlackGirlBooks

"All my friends can probably only name one publishing house and that is Scholastic; they are everywhere," said Dias. "Scholastic is the perfect partner for spreading my message of diversity, inclusion and social action."

Dias' new book is slated to hit shelves in spring 2018.

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