#AuthorsTakeAction is a new Twitter hashtag encouraging readers to maintain social distance, act responsibly, and keep reading while they stay home. Author Padma Venkatraman is spearheading the effort; for more on the origin story, including the brainstorming from author Aida Salazar that started the whole thing, see Padma’s website.
- Grab one (or more) of your books – like Mixed-Up Files contributor Samantha Clark in the picture below)
- Write #AuthorsTakeAction on a sticky note and put it on your book
- Write another message – be thoughtful — encouraging social distancing. You can use a new post it for this or use the first post it – whatever works. You can also encourage reading, but be sure to include the theme of social distancing.
- Take a selfie with the books and post-its and post on Twitter with the hashtag #AuthorsTakeAction
(Want to read more from author Aidia Salazar ? Read this post)
Venkatraman urged hashtag contributors to stay on message: encourage social distancing. “I just ask that you remember to take time to compose the message with care, keeping in mind your audience kids/teens/young adults (or teachers or librarians who connect with kids).”
I just ask that you remember to take time to compose the message with care, keeping in mind your audience kids/teens/youngadults (or teachers or librarians who connect with kids).