I am one of Marely's biggest fans, and you should be too! This 11 year old young lady is helping to shed light on a problem we've had for longer than she's been alive. It's a sad and true fact that you will likely not head to your nearest Target or Barnes & Noble and find a plethora of books where the main characters are anything other than white boys and girls. I know because even for our Cocktails for a Cause event many guests shared their frustration about not being able to find diverse books to donate.
I can't wait to see what other great things Marley will do for her community as she continues to push us to acknowledge what's lacking in not only her classroom but classrooms across the United States.
To learn more about Marley's movement, check out this NPR article here.