Campaign Inspiring Inclusion of Black Girls in Books
At 10 years old, Marley Dias loved to read but hardly ever came across protagonists who looked like her, so she decided to do something about it. In November 2015, Dias launched the #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign to raise awareness about the lack of black girl characters and inspire young people to take action. She has also compiled the 1000 Black Girl Books Resource Guide to include some of the 9,000 books the campaign has cataloged into an easy-to-find database. The information in this free guide is appropriate for youth, parents, educators, schools, and libraries.
In Game Changer! Book Access for All Kids, bestselling author Donalyn Miller and fifth-grade teacher Colby Sharp, both literacy advocates with a deep passion for books, showcase the power of children’s access to books, providing teachers and administrators with the tools and information they need to increase children’s meaningful engagement with books and to launch or sustain book access initiatives in their communities.
Xyza is a news experience made just for elementary and middle school–aged children. Whether reading, watching, responding, or contributing, students get the opportunity to learn about the events that are occurring in the world right now. Xyza’s news stories cover politics, world events, entertainment, sports, arts, culture, science, technology, and more.
Travelling Tales is an online program in which students from schools all over the world collaborate to create stories. Students are sorted by age and assigned an issue on topics that vary—from environmental to social issues.