Frustrated by the lack of books about black girls in her school curriculum, Marley Dias launched this campaign to collect 1000 books where black girls are the main characters. The #1000blackgirlbooks project is her BAM social action project for 2016. Books will be donated to Retreat Primary and Junior School and Library in the parish of St. Mary, Jamaica where her mother and GrassROOTS’ President, Dr. Johnson Dias, was raised as a child.
On February 11, the BAM girls (Briana, Amina and Marley) will travel to Jamaica to deliver the books and host a book fair.
This project is being conducted in collaboration with Kindred The Family Soul.
Send books by February 1st to:
GrassROOTS Community Foundation
59 Main Street, Suite 323, West Orange, NJ 07052
Books of any age are welcomed. You may also donate for the purchase of books. Suggested donation: $10.
To support online tag your favorite book using hastag #blackgirlbooks.
Twitter and IG: @grassrootsfound @kindredthewife