A bit of a background to it- Human Library is definitely something extraordinary and one of a kind – a speaking library, where the books talk! Ronni Abergel, a resident of Denmark came up with this unique idea in 2000 and over the last 17 years, this initiative has spread across the world.
This initiative allows you to walk in the shoes of the person who has experienced it.
The reader gets to select his/her genre of story and these stories are real experiences of people, which they themselves narrate with real emotions and perspectives.
The names of the books are anonymous, and the readers are also free to keep their anonymity as well. Most stories follow a pattern that revolves around certain hardships or traumatic incidents that the human books have been through, which in return have invited some form of social prejudice. This helps the readers understand things from a very different perspective which has been personally felt and experienced by one.This is also a wonderful platform for people with varied obstacles, issues and views in life to step up and be heard by a larger sector of the society.
When I filled up a form sent to me by my sister and I was chosen to be a book,i kind of knew what I had to do. however I did need to understand for myself why I was choosing to be a book and what was my purpose behind it? once that fell into place,i had to create a title,summary and then a gist of content that could help me converse with my readers.