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You know it's not every day Liam Neeson, Jude Law, Jane Fonda and dozens of other major celebrities come together for one purpose....but they did for the love of literature! The incredible charity World is Just a Book Away (which builds libraries all over the world) is releasing its first anthology this November through USC Press (details below) to raise funds for the nonprofit and bring more reading joy to young children :)
USC professor James Owens has collected the personal stories of 5 Nobel Peace Prize laureates, actors, royalty, world leaders, scientists, humanitarians, and many more celebrities for his book....all about their love of reading.
Recently, Sharon Stone shared about her personal involvement with the org and many more celebrity endorsements are planned for this book's release.
The World is Just a Book Away is an anthology edited by USC professor James J. Owens that captures the stories of how books and reading inspired some of the world s most prominent people. Recognizing the life-changing nature of reading, Owens set out in 2002 to create this deeply moving book. At first glance, the sixty contributors to this anthology may not seem to have much in common yet they all share their personal love of books and reading in The World is Just a Book Away. This book takes readers on a unique journey through personal stories from five Nobel Peace Prize laureates, actors, royalty, world leaders, scientists, humanitarians, and many more.
Friday, November 10, 2017
11/13 9:00am pst - USC professor James J. Owens joined KUCI's Janeane Bernstein to talk about The World is Just a Book Away, an anthology he edited which captures the stories of how books and reading inspired some of the world's most prominent people. The incredible charity World is Just a Book Away (which builds libraries all over the world) is releasing its first anthology this November through USC Press.
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