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'Marley Dias, who launched the #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign to collect children's books featuring black protagonists and the author of Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You! (Scholastic, 2018), talks about the campaign she launched as a sixth-grader and her ongoing work that earned her the designation of "coolest black kid in America" from Ebony Magazine, and her book's introduction by Ava Duvernay.
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