“Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.” (George Bernard Shaw)
Today is International Book Giving Day. It’s February 14th. I’m sure that date is significant for other reasons too, but what could be more important than the giving of books? You’re right. Nothing!
With that in mind, I have sent five Dani Moore Trilogy collections to charities in the UK working with young survivors. They were posted on Monday and I hope that they’ll be arriving today. The aim of International Book Giving Day is to get as many books into the hands of young people as possible. For me, there’s always the added goal with the Trilogy that a young (or not-so-young) person will learn that whatever they’re going through right now, life can be awesome and they’re more resilient than they think they are.
I know that you love words, I know that you understand the power of sharing stories and the comfort that could be found from getting lost in a book. Today, find a book that you know will inspire a young person. Find a book that will share a message that you know they need to read. If you can’t give it to them directly, leave it somewhere they’ll find it, with a note explaining this random act of kindness.
Books are game-changers and you could absolutely change someone’s life by taking this action today.
If you’d like to share the book you have chosen, I’d love to see it. You can tweet a picture & share the reasons why you’ve decided on ‘this’ book.
Go forth and share the power of words!