What book would you share with the world?


The end of the “book famine” means that 300 million visually disabled people around the world will get to read more books.

To celebrate, Sight Savers (a non-profit organization working to combat blindness in developing countries) posted this interesting question on Storify:

“For blind and visually impaired people all over the world, a new treaty will provide access to millions of publications which have previously been locked away by legal restrictions. We’re following worldwide reaction and asking our friends: Which book would you share with the world?”

They’ve continued the dialogue on Twitter:

There have been some great responses: Picture of Dorian Grey, Around the World in 80 Days, The War of the Worlds and One Hundred Years of Solitude.

I was happy to add my voice to the discussion with my much-loved book Heidi. It’s childhood favourite of mine, and I chose it because it has universal themes that inspire and entertain.

If you could pick one book to share with the world, what book would that be? (If you’re on Twitter, send it along to @Sightsavers)


  1. What a thought-provoker…I immediately think of “To Kill a Mockingbird” of course, and for pure enjoyment Barbara Kingsolver’s celebration of women and the environment in “Animal Dreams”. But I also think self-indulgently about a novel I’ve written. I want to be able to share it with the world. When and if “Streams of Silk” ever gets ready enough, I want to be able to share that.

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