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Forbes' 30 Under 30 List Includes #1000BlackGirlBooks Founder Marley Dias

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The Forbes annual 30 Under 30 might lead some adults to wonder what they’re doing with their lives, but we’re feeling especially inspired by the youngsters who made the list. Kids like #1000BlackGirlBooks founder Marley Dias and Buttonsmith, Inc. founder Henry Burner are proving you don’t need to wait until adulthood to make an impact.

Marley Davis began the #1000BlackGirlBooks movement to highlight books with black female protaginosts, and at age 13 she’s already catalogged more than 10,000 books, spoken at the United States of Women Summit, and has plans to publish her own book in 2018. The list also includes the 14-year-old founder of Buttonsmith Henry Burner, who began manufacturing buttons as a fourth grade project. The company is now worth $2 million USD, with its products sold on Amazon. Rounding out the younger group is 15-year-old Annie Ostojic, who invented a microwave that uses indoor lighting to power it.

You can see the full 30 Under 30 list at Forbes. And while you’re reading about inspiring kids, don’t miss Time’s Influential Teens List of 2017.

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