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CASWA Book Fairy Project 2023


CASWA's 2023 Book Fairy Project

Over the last couple of years as part of the global 16days of activism against gender-based violence and abuse, which runs from the 25th of November to the 10th of December. We’ve put on our wings and ran our Book Fairy Project! 2023 was no different! For the 3rd year running we distributed books across Caithness and Sutherland to raise awareness of the work we do and the 16days campaign.

Our Fairies travelled across all of Caithness and Sutherland, covering nearly 600 miles to deliver books to as many places they could! We would however like to acknowledge that this year due to our fairies being VERY busy we never made it as far out west as we have done in previous years!

Early November prior to the 16days campaign we reached out to our Social media followers asking for some recommendations for books and we are thankful for everyone who commented!

We’ve compiled a list of all the books that went out this year:

  • Angie Thomas – The Hate U Give
  • Edith Eger – The Gift: A Survivors Journey to Freedom
  • Sharon Blackie – Hagitude: Reimagining the second half of life
  • Amy Liptrot – The Outrun
  • Naomi Alderman – The Power
  • Charlotte Freeman – This Was Meant To Find You
  • Ruth Doyle & Ashling Lindsay - Dreams for Our Daughters
  • Jeanne Willis & Isabelle Follath - What are Little Girls Made of
  • Donna Ashworth – Wild Hope
  • Nikita Gill – These are the Words: Fearless Verse to Find Your Voice
  • Fern Brady – Strong Female Character
  • Laura Bates – Men who Hate Women
  • Brian K. Vaughan & Cliff Chiang - Papergirls
  • Cheryl Strayed - Wild
  • Robb Pearlman - Pink is For Boys
  • Lisbeth Kaiser - Little People, Big Dreams Rosa Parks

Our Book Fairies were surprised this year with a visit from Mrs Claus who gifted the Faires with a lovely letter and some books to read which have been added to our reading lists for the new year!