Women's History Month

Watch Emma Watson Leave Books At Feminist Landmarks Around New York City

"Today I'm a red-striking ninja book-fairy out to spread some wise women's words."

Wednesday was International Women's Day, and actress Emma Watson spent it well. The 26-year-old wore red in support of the Day Without a Woman movement and traveled around New York City leaving feminist books for people to find at significant landmarks of women's history.

"Today I'm a red-striking ninja book-fairy out to spread some wise women's words," Watson wrote on social media, alongside a photo of herself holding a copy of Gloria Steinem's book My Life on the Road.


Watson teamed up with the organization Book Fairies to spread titles from her feminist book club Our Shared Shelf around the world. She did her part in the Big Apple, where she previously left books on the subway.

The U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador documented her adventure on social media. She left books at the statues of legendary women such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Gertrude Stein, Harriet Tubman, and Joan of Arc. On Twitter, Watson included links to the women's Wikipedia pages to allow fans to learn more about them.

On her Instagram account, the actress had more room to explain the legacy of each historic figure, as well as that of the monuments themselves.

"The statue of French patriot and saint Joan of Arc was sculpted by a woman, Anna Vaughn Hyatt Huntington, in 1915," she wrote. "It was the very first statue depicting a non-fictional woman in NYC and was the only one until the 1980s."

Watson also stopped by Bluestockings, a volunteer-run bookstore focused on issues topics of social activism, and even took the time to hug a fan while she was there.

Watson left notes in each of the titles encouraging the finders to pay it forward by leaving the books for someone else to find when they're done reading them. One U.K. fan shared on Twitter how she found a copy of Alice Walker's The Color Purple on her train commute.

You never know when you yourself might come across one of Watson's favorite books โ€” or Watson herself.

(H/T: E! Online)

She's given out books, now watch her give advice in the video below:


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