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Elle Names Marley Dias Editor In Residence After Book Hashtag Goes Viral

Earlier this year, we reported on how on young Black girl was helping changing the narrative for children of color by just collecting some books. 11-year-old Marley Dias started a campaign to collect and donate 1000 books where black girls are the main characters.

Now the rising star has been named Editor-in-Residence at Elle.com following her incredible feat was accomplished:

In the blink of an eye, I’ve gone from being a book nerd in West Orange, New Jersey, to an Editor-in-Residence in New York City. I’ve always said that books have taken me on many adventures, but none of those adventures have been quite like this one. This isn’t a dystopian novel or a fantasy. It’s my real life. I, Marley Emerson Dias, have gotten the chance of a lifetime. I’m creating a brand-new zine for one of the most-read magazines in the world.

We can’t wait to see how Marley inspires more young girls to follow their dreams and pursue their passions…

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