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WORD Presents Marley Dias for MARLEY DIAS GETS IT DONE

    01/29/2018 - 6:30pm

    This event takes place in the Jersey City Store.

    A special launch event for Marley Dias Gets It Done: And You Can To! by Marley Dias, the brilliant young woman behind #1000BlackGirlBooks has written a guide for social justice work and turning your passion into action for young and old alike. Attendees will get a signed copy of the book from Marley Dias before its publication on the following Tuesday! The event will feature a book presentation from Marley Dias as well as a brief meet and greet at the conclusion of the event. 

    About the book:

    In this accessible guide with an introduction by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay, Marley Dias explores activism, social justice, volunteerism, equity and inclusion, and using social media for good. Drawing from her experience, Marley shows kids how they can galvanize their strengths to make positive changes in their communities, while getting support from parents, teachers, and friends to turn dreams into reality. Focusing on the importance of literacy and diversity, Marley offers suggestions on book selection, and delivers hands-on strategies for becoming a lifelong reader.

    About the author:

    Marley Dias made headlines as a sixth grader when she started the #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign to collect children's books featuring black protagonists. Her initiative led to appearances on The Nightly Show, Today, CBS This Morning, and many more. Marley has been featured in the New York Times, has been recognized as a "21 under 21" ambassador for Teen Vogue, is an editor in residence for Elle.com, and launched a national literacy tour in partnership with the White House. Marley lives in New Jersey with her parents.

    Your ticket includes admission as well as one copy of Marley Dias Gets It Done. Books will be distributed day of the event. Marley will  be signing, but not personalizing copies of the book and a photograph with her is permitted at the conclusion of the event. 

    Please contact events@wordbookstores.com with any questions. If you have purchased a ticket but cannot make it to this event you may put it into someone else's name up to 24/hrs prior to the event. There are no refunds for ticketed events, but your signed copy will be held for 30 days after the event.