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To celebrate International Women’s Day, in partnership with ‘Book Fairies’, Emma Watson, UN Ambassador, HeForShe campaigner and actor visited multiple historic sites in New York including the Harriet Tubman memorial in Harlem, the Joan of Arc statue in Riverside Park and the Gertrude Stein statue in Bryant Park hiding paperbacks by feminist authors from Caitlyn Moran to Maya Angelou for people to find.

The 26-year-old British actress wrote personal messages in each of the books, which she selected for her book club ‘Our Shared Shelf’. They are leaving copies of ‘Mom & Me & Mom’ by Maya Angelou, ‘Half The Sky’ by Sheryl WuDunn and Nicholas Kristof, ‘The Color Purple’ by Alice Walker, ‘Persepolis’ by Marjane Satrapi, ‘How to Be a Woman’ by Caitlin Moran and ‘My Life on the Road’ by Gloria Steinem around London and the rest of the UK, as well as in a number of other countries around the world including France, India, Norway, Italy, Argentina, Australia, Canada and Japan.

Watson wrote on Twitter: "From midnight NYC time, book fairies around the WORLD will start hiding feminist books to mark #IWD #IWDoursharedshelf @the_bookfairies."