The rest of the team took to Twitter to celebrate reading with the trending hashtag #BooksThatHooked. The hashtag campaign was a way for authors to share the books that inspired them to write (GalleyCat). Many readers joined in to share books that had inspired them in different ways, too.
Here are some of our favorite books from childhood:
Where the Wild Things Are by Mauric Sendak taught us to appreciate the power of imagination. (Image: HarperCollins)
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein taught us to make sacrifices for others.
The Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis got us dreaming about adventure. (Image: HarperCollins)
Charlotte's Web series by E.B. White because it brings back great memories (it was the first book our co-founder Miguel Vazquez read in English!) (Image: HarperCollins)
The Do-Something Day by Joe Lasker taught us that you can help others a lot just by showing up with the right attitude!