Read a Book
Humans have been telling stories for thousands of years, possibly for almost as long as we’ve been able to speak. Stories are a way of making sense of the world and sharing information. They help us better understand other people, and ourselves. And it’s never been easier to pick up a book written in another language, place and time – how magical is that?
This Simple Act invites you to pick a book or short story to read alone, with friends or at a book club. Journey through its pages and pass it on, recommend to a friend or on social media, or go further by writing an online book review.
- Books about refugees and asylum seekers for children, Booktrust
- Refugee Week book recommendations, Waterstones
Whatever you do, let us know what you’ve read and where it took you by sharing on social media using #ReadaBook and #SimpleActs.
If your social media post includes images or names of other people, make sure you get permission first, including from parents/ guardians of anyone under 18.