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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.


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.

Read a Book is one of eight Simple Acts you can do for Refugee Week 2022. To view them all, visit the Simple Acts page.