Bailey Ondricek


Excellent, Intermediate, Marley Dias, Self Help, Books, Multicultural, 1000 Black Girl Books, Social Movement

Document Type

Book Review


Marley Dias shares her lessons learned in social activism, having created her own platform to put more books featuring black, female protagonists into the hands of students nationwide. This modern, brightly colored motivational book is a vibrant mix between an autobiography, a self-help book, and an advice column. Reading almost as a magazine article, the cute pull-out quotes, personal photographs, sidebar briefs, and even interruptions of with stories embedded between pages of narration, appeal to the intermediate reader with their abundant visual interest. Throughout the book, Marley gives advice on steps to become an activist as she chronicles her own experience and shares additional details about her life and background.