If you aren’t familiar with the hashtag #GiveABook then allow me to let you know what’s going on. Starting November 29th, Penguin Random House launched a social media campaign. With every use of the hashtag on Facebook or Twitter before December 25, Penguin Random House will donate a book to the Save the Children organization. And up to 25,000 times.
Such a media campaign to promote and encourage literacy brought back a wonderful memory. It happened over 20 years ago. I must’ve been 6-8 years old and the daycare I was attending was throwing a Christmas celebration. There I was, all gussied up and sitting by myself as your typical wallflower. Watching the other kids run around with their gifts and eating sweets. When a woman, a teacher and owner of the center, came up to me and gave me a present. A book.