Wilson heads campaign celebrating the power of books

Wilson heads campaign celebrating the power of books

Jacqueline Wilson has helped launch a campaign for Book Aid International celebrating the power of books.

Wilson chose Dodie Smith’s 1948 novel I Capture the Castle for the ‘New Worlds Through Books’ campaign, which was created to encourage people to share books that opened a door to a new world for them.

Over the next two weeks, (in the run-up to World Book Day on 1st March), the charity will release more contributions from authors such as Cerrie Burnell, Katherine Rundell and Holly Smale, and will ask people to come up with their own ideas on Twitter (via @Book_aid) and Facebook.

Alison Tweet, chief executive of Book Aid International, said: “Books have a universal power to expand horizons. We work to give as many people as possible access to the books they need to discover new worlds through reading, and we would like to thank all those taking part in the campaign for helping us to showcase how books can enrich lives.”