Glover Elementary School in Milton, Massachusetts, has a special tradition… Every year a mama duck comes to nest in the school’s courtyard. And every year, when her ducklings are big enough, she takes them to the nearby pond. All the schoolchildren line up in the school’s corridors and grounds to make a path for the ducklings as they waddle past with their mom.
Marley Dias was tired of seeing all those books about white boys with their dogs… She wanted more books about black girls! She managed to find many, and give them to other black girls who needed them to identify with the main character easily.