Before school dismissed for the summer I asked my students what they would like to see on the DBBG website this summer. A few Beautiful Brown Girls said that they would like to participate in a virtual book club. One student suggested that we read Marley Dias Gets it Done: And You Can Too! This was a great suggestion. I had the opportunity to take my niece to Marley Dias’s book launch a few months ago and I was immediately impressed with her ability to pull the crowd in and talk about her passion – advocating for a better world. She was very well-spoken and articulated her views in such a mature and heartfelt way. She is definitely an inspiration and a positive influence for young girls to look up to and admire. When my student suggested we read her book, I immediately knew it would be the perfect selection.
Marley Dias Get it Done: And You Can Too! is written by the amazing young lady (not even in high school yet) who launched the #1000blackgirlsbooks campaign. In this book Marley explores activism and draws on her personal experiences to show kids how they can use their power and ambition to make positive changes in their community.
We will begin reading this book the first week in August. This is so young girls can have these ideas fresh in their heads and be ready to start school inspired and motivated to be a positive change maker and role-model. The book is not long and it can be read at their own pace. What I will do on a weekly basis is provide insightful questions and prompts that encourage readers to reflect and process the positive messages shared in the text. My goal is to go live on FB/Instagram once a week to highlight important points and share insight about the book. I will also provide a short reader’s guide that can be printed out and placed in a binder as a keepsake. By keeping this guide in a binder, readers will be able to go back and reflect on what they wrote whenever they want.
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