Marley Dias


Marley Dias was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States on January 3rd, 2005 and is the Activist. At the age of 19, Marley Dias biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 3, 2005
United States
Place of Birth
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
19 years old
Zodiac Sign
Activist, Children's Writer, Feminist
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Marley Dias Life

Marley Dias (born 3 January 2005) is an American activist and feminist.

She launched a campaign called #1000BlackGirlBooks in November 2015, when she was in sixth grade.


Marley Dias Career

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.


Marley Dias Awards


  • 2017 - Smithsonian, American Ingenuity Award (Youth category)
  • 2018 - Forbes, 30 Under 30