Posted by: bluesyemre | August 12, 2017

#EmmaWatson leaves free copies of #MayaAngelou #book on tube



The Harry Potter star has left copies of the author’s memoir Mom & Me & Mom at various locations on the London underground. Travellers on the London tube who find themselves without anything to read should keep their eyes peeled: Emma Watson has been leaving copies of Maya Angelou’s memoir Mom & Me & Mom on the tube.

Angelou’s portrait of her mother, Vivian Baxter Johnson, is the latest title selected for Watson’s feminist book club, Our Shared Shelf, and opens with the line: “The first decade of the 20th century was not a great time to be born black and poor and female in St Louis, Missouri.” The actor shared images and video of dropoffs at various locations on the London underground.

Watson left a note inside the copies she distributed, asking commuters to “take special care” of the book and “when you are finished please leave it on the tube again for someone else to find”. The initiative is part of Books on the Underground’s project to bring new and used books to travellers, with 100 copies of Angelou’s memoir distributed on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.

“We are so excited to have such an amazing book shared by such an inspiring person as Emma Watson, and look forward to seeing the reactions of people who find them,” said the organisation.


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