James Patterson is pissed: Calls out Obama for book support November 27, 2014 – Posted in: Bookselling / Collecting, Content, Reading / Literacy, Video – Tags: Book Burning, James Patterson
“There’s a book burning going on in America, You’re invited. Especially the kids. You see they’re shutting down your local bookstores. Shutting down libraries. Publishers are dying. American literature will be next on the flames.”
James Patterson is on the loose.
After throwing money at it (pledging over $1.5 million to bookshops in America and the UK) Patterson is now throwing books on the fire to wake up the the government and promote his #SaveOurBooks campaign.
Patterson has started a White House petition where he is asking the president to pledge that once a month, he will go into a library, bookstore, or appear in public with a book in his hands. He is also encouraging you to write to your politicians and help spread the word via social media.
Go James Go!
James Patterson Goes Full ‘Fahrenheit 451’ With Burning Book Video | Daily Beast
James Patterson burns books to promote reading | Guardian