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Read a Book

Wherever we are and whether or not we’re able to travel, books are our passport to other worlds.

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, if you like where it takes you, pass it on or recommend to a friend.

If you’re up for spreading the word even more widely, why not write a book review and share it online.

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.

Here are some suggestions (we may add more for Refugee Week 2021!):

Pride and Prejudice: The best books on the refugee experience – writer Dina Nayeri shares her recommendations in PopChange’s Library of New Narratives

Books about exile for adults, list by Refugee Week

The Refugee Week Imagine anthology features Mohsin Hamid, Edmund de Waal, Dina Nayeri and more alongside new voices  

Books about Refugees and Asylum Seekers (Younger Children), BookTrust

Books about Refugees and Asylum Seekers (Older Children), BookTrust

Read a Book is one of eight Simple Acts you can do for Refugee Week 2021. To view them all, visit the Simple Acts page.