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


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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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.

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"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.