She’s an author, public speaker and one of Forbes’ “30 under 30” this year – and she’s not even in high school yet. After becoming frustrated that she wasn’t reading any books in school featuring black main characters, then 10-year-old Marley Dias set out to collect books with characters who looked like her with the #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign. She ended up with more than 10 times that many. Now 13 years old, she has become an author herself with “Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You!” a tale she hopes will inspire others to become activists.
Dias joined “CBS This Morning” to discuss her new book, why she launched a campaign about racial harmony and where she gets her confidence.
“In the book I talk about it where I’m kind of a perfect mix of everything, and so is everybody else. If you like reading, you are allowed to like to dance and to like to sing and to like to act. Even though I wear glasses, I’m not just a mousy person who stays in my room – even though I do sometimes stay in my room and read,” Dias said.
Source: CBS News