12-year-old Marley Dias first got our attention as an advocate for connecting children to diverse voices in literature. Now the founder of #1000BlackGirlsBooks has signed a book deal, according to the Associated Press.
Marley is looking to change the world with her first title. "All my friends can probably only name one publishing house and that is Scholastic; they are everywhere. Scholastic is the perfect partner for spreading my message of diversity, inclusion and social action," she said in a statement.
The yet untitled book is scheduled for 2018.
Marley currently serves as an editor-in-residence at Elle.com where she launched her own zine, Marley Mag.