What Emma Watson Vowed To Do After Hiding Free Books In New York City's Subway

A book to lift your spirits.

The mood in New York City was pretty bleak after the stunning election of Donald Trump, but that's why Emma Watson is helping people fight the post-election blues with a good book.

On Wednesday, the actress and U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador distributed free books for passengers to read. The book she passed out was Maya Angelou's Mom & Me & Mom — which is also the November and December selection for her feminist book club, Our Shared Self.


Last month, Watson also gave out free feminist books on the London Underground.

For Watson, the act of giving out the free reading material was only the first step in her post-election plan to keep fighting for equality.

"Today I am going to deliver Maya Angelou books to the New York subway," Watson tweeted. "Then I am going to fight even harder for all the things I believe in."

Watson — despite being unable to cast a vote because she's not a U.S. citizen — was very vocal during the election. Last month, the Brown University graduate wrote that American women could "swing this election" and that they have the "real power to decide the future of generations to come."

"We know one of the most reliable indicators of peace and prosperity, nationally and globally, is not a country's level of wealth, democracy, or ethno-religious identity; but how well its women and girls are treated," Watson wrote. "The next president will be able to make decisions about women, about their bodies, about how they are treated at work, on university campuses and at school, about how men treat women and about their rights as citizens. These decisions affect how young people form their ideas of gender."


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