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Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You! Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2018-10-09 
Review Score: 4 out of 5 star From 0 user ratings
ISBN:1338136895
LANGUAGE:English

" At 11, Marley started #1000blackgirlbooks because she was tired of not having representation in the books she was reading. She received a lot of support from her parents and her movement exploded. In this book she tells how she was successful and give kids ideas for changing their world. She writes directly and uses lots of humor. Maybe this book will put a spark in other kids. " said.

" This book really get you motivated to do something that you care about. Marley's passion for her project of 1000 Black Girl Books spills off the pages and makes you think about your place in the world and what you can do to make it better. Children, teens and adults could really learn a lot from Marley. She is an amazing young lady! Highly Recommended. " said.

" Excellent read for everyoneNot just for black girls, this optimistic, forward reaching book is a fine example of seeing a problem, imaging a solution and working to a positive outcome. That the person showing us how it's done is a young black girl is a positive role model for other girls of color does not make this book any less valuable to anyone interested in social activism. " said.

"This 13 year old is all kinds of amazing and inspiration. But ... maybe even more compelling is her mother who didn’t just listen to her daughter talk about something that was bothering her but instead asked what Marley was going to do about it thus sparking the young girl’s mission to see more diverse books in schools and on reading lists. This is a guidebook of sorts for younger readers on how to harness your passion and do something. A great read from a parent’s perspective for how to talk to your kids about social justice and making change. " said.

"For anyone who wants to read about social activism or is seeking a strong role model, look no further than this book. Marley, the founder of #1000blackgirlbooks, tells it straight from engaging in social media (her parents monitor Marley's online presence and approve of her posts) to her style which she says is "intelligent, energetic, silly, and complex." Loved the chapter on getting woke and her humorous take on where Disney princesses stand (e.g. Mulan is woke, Snow White - unwoke). Plus, she has great things to say about librarians !" said.

"This book is about the teen reading activist who started the hashtag #1000blackgirlbooks because she was tired of reading "classic" books in school about white boys and their dogs (Old Yeller, Shiloh, etc.), and she also didn't like that most black books on school curriculums (curriculae?) were slave narratives. Her book is designed for people her age and people who work with/educate kids, so it's a fun blend of activism, reading, and her other interests (including her amazing collection of glasses). It's a fun, easy read for anyone who wants to DO something but doesn't know where to start!" said.

"The thing is, the author of this book seems like a great person. Marley Dias seems nice and cool, influential and impressive. She seems like someone I would find fascinating and befriend, but her book wasn't all that scintillating.

To be fair, I read this book right after reading How to Be a Bawse, by Lilly Singh, which blew me away. So it was hard act to follow in the inspirational "you can get stuff done and this is how I did it" genre.

I did really love the phrase phrase "white boys and dogs" to talk about novels, and have been using it ever since.

Overall I just think it was an average reading experience for me and 3 stars seems average.
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"If you've heard of Marley Dias you probably already know she's brilliant, but did you know she is also really funny?! I want to take this book with me when I visit classrooms this May and read her description of the Summer Slide:

When you don't read over the summer, your reading mindset turns to mush and you're not as smart at the start of the next school year. If you haven't opened a book between June and September, it makes doing well in school even harder when you walk into your new classroom in the fall. Your brain will have to work double time to catch up and keep up, so please read over the summer. Please!
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