The National Literacy Trust has partnered with cosmetics company Lancôme to launch an audiobook club for young women.
Behind the Cover is aimed at women aged 16+, and is designed to "support young women’s literacy skills, confidence and wellbeing at home", in light of the continued closure of schools in the UK.
Throughout the summer, subscribers will receive a free audiobook and access to author content and activities. They will also be encouraged to submit a book review, a selection of which will be published every month on the NLT's website.
Behind the Cover launches with 2019 Booker Prize winning Girl, Woman, Other (Penguin Audio) by Bernardine Evaristo.
Evaristo said: “Reading about different places and adventure when I was growing up opened the world to me. Yet I was always frustrated that black British women weren’t visible in the books I read, which is why I wanted to tell the stories of as many black British women as possible in Girl, Woman, Other, spanning different ages, classes, backgrounds and experiences.
"I am delighted that so many young women will get the chance to listen to Girl, Woman, Other through the National Literacy Trust and Lancôme’s brand new audiobook club. Everyone has a story to tell, so I hope my book inspires young women to share theirs.”