Mitch Albom asks fellow bestselling authors John Grisham, Suzanne Collins, Stephen Chbosky, and others to donate books to Yolanda-hit Tacloban

He’s using his celebrity status for a cause.

InterAksyon.com reports that several authors of bestselling books-including  John Grisham, Suzanne Collins-"have pledged books to help replenish school libraries in typhoon-devastated Tacloban," thanks to the efforts of another bestselling author, Mitch Albom.

 

According to the report, Albom tweeted a call to his fellow authors last week to "help restock libraries w/their books in typhoon-hit Tacloban." The American author, who penned the bestseller Tuesdays with Morrie encouraged the donation of children’s and young adult books.

 

Among the authors who made a pledge to donate books to Tacloban were Confessions of a Shopaholic author Sophie Kinsella, The Raven Boys author Maggie Stiefvater, The Perks of Being a Wallflower author Stephen Chbosky, Hunger Games trilogy author Suzanne Collins, Alex Cross series author James Patterson, and John Grisham, who is best known for writing legal suspense thrillers such as The Firm and The Pelican Brief.

 

Albom visited the Philippines last week to promote his latest book, The First Phone Call from Heaven and donate books and boats, among other items, to survivors of typhoon Yolanda.

 

For more on this story, log on to InterAksyon.com.

 

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