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Life and career
Dias, named after reggae singer Bob Marley, is of Jamaican and Cape Verdean descent. She was born in Philadelphia and grew up in West Orange, New Jersey, and was a member of the Philadelphia Philharmonicy. Janice Johnson Dias, her mother, is co-founder of the GrassROOTS Community Foundation.
Dias was 11 years old, she told her mother that all of her mandatory readings were books about white boys and dogs. "There wasn't really any freedom for me to read what she wanted," she said. Dias decided to start a book drive, #1000BlackGirlBooks, in order to bring more attention to literature starring black female protagonists, with the intention of donating 1,000 books to other schools after speaking with her mother. The book drive focuses specifically on books in which black women are the main characters, not minor or background characters. More than 9,000 books were collected in a few months. Many of these books have been sent to a children's book drive in Jamaica. The campaign also called attention to the fact that children's literature is also lacking diversity. Dias graduated from West Orange High School in West Orange, New Jersey, in 2022. She is currently enrolled in Harvard University.
- 2017 - Smithsonian, American Ingenuity Award (Youth category)
- 2018 - Forbes, 30 Under 30