Bernie Sanders wasn't the best thing about last night's late night. It was this amazing Larry Wilmore interview

If you think Bernie on Colbert was good, just wait until you see Marley Dias hit it out of the park on Wilmore


Brendan Gauthier
February 11, 2016 5:36PM (UTC)

Marley Dias, founder of the #1000BlackGirlBooks movement, joined Larry Wilmore on last night's "The Nightly Show."

Dias vowed to collect 1,000 books featuring black girls--as opposed to the standard "white boys and their dogs"--in order to donate them to her school's (and a school in Jamaica's) library.

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Dias told Wilmore that she was reading cookie-cutter books about boys and dogs and farms in school, then "went home and read the books that I wanted to about black girls (and) they were all different."

Asked what made the experience of reading a book with someone like her (in terms of race and gender) as the main character, Dias described a scenario for Wilmore:

Like you host a TV show. So if you were to read a book about a black man who hosts a TV show, then you would remember whatever he learned so that you could use it on the show.

Answered Wilmore, "Could you go collect some of those books, maybe?"

Watch the interview in its entirety below:

#1000BlackGirlBooks Is the Initiative We've Been Waiting For


Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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