Emma Watson Hides Maya Angelou Books Around the N.Y.C. Subway System

Emma Watson Hides Maya Angelou Books Around the N.Y.C. Subway System
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Emma Watson's book fairy gig has gone international!

The Harry Potter alum spent Wednesday distributing copies of Maya Angelou's autobiography, Mom & Me & Mom ($13; amazon.com) around the New York City subway system as part of a collaboration between her global feminist book club, Our Shared Shelf, and the Books on the Underground project.

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The effort first began last week when the civic-minded Brit took to the London Underground to hide copies of the book in the nooks and crannies of the city's bustling transit system:

Then, following the results of the U.S. presidential election, Watson, 26, tweeted that she planned to export some of her magic book-fairy dust to the States. "Today I am going to deliver Maya Angelou books to the New York subway," she wrote. "Then I am going to fight even harder for all the things I believe in."

She traveled to 23rd Street station and also left books at Grand Central Terminal.

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Watson is no stranger to taking up humanitarian causes. The Beauty and the Beast star was appointed a goodwill ambassador for U.N. Women in 2014, serving as an advocate for HeForShe, a campaign that encourages both genders to support equal rights.

 
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