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The Benefits of Reading by Improvement Pill

Why is it that 75% of self-made millionaires report reading at least 2 books a month? The benefits of reading may be the cause of massive success for thousands of people.

Can A Children's Book Change the World? | Linda Sue Park | TEDxBeaconStreet

Can books help make readers better human beings? Linda Sue Park talks about how books provide practice at responding to the unfairness in life, and how empathy for a book's characters can lead to engagement in ways that have significant impact in the real world.

Linda Sue Park is the author of many books for young readers, including A SINGLE SHARD, winner of the 2002 Newbery Medal, and A LONG WALK TO WATER, on the New York Times bestseller list for more than two years. She has traveled to 46 states and 16 countries to talk to audiences of all ages about books, reading, and writing.

The Windows and Mirrors of Your Child's Bookshelf | Grace Lin | TEDxNatick

What your child reads sets the path for their own self-worth as well as how they see others. Grace Lin is a children's book author/illustrator whose book, “Where the Mountain Meets the Moon,” received the Newbery Book Honor. She shows how the books that are not on your child's bookshelf are just as important as those that are. 

Grace is an author and illustrator of books for children and teens. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon was a NY Times Bestseller and a Newbery Honor Book. Ling & Ting, was honored with the Theodor Geisel Honor. Grace's books typically focus on the Asian-American experience. She believes, "Books erase bias, they make the uncommon every day, and the mundane exotic. A book makes all cultures universal."

My Year Reading a Book from Every Country in the World | Ann Morgan | TED Talks

Ann Morgan considered herself well read — until she discovered the "massive cultural blindspot" in her bookshelf. Amid a multitude of English and American authors, there were very few works from authors beyond the English-speaking world. So she set an ambitious goal: to read one book from every country in the world over the course of a year. Now she's urging other Anglophiles to read translated works so that publishers will work harder to bring foreign literary gems back to their shores. Explore interactive maps of her reading journey here:

Diversity in Reading | Mapping Your Bookshelf

After the controversial decision earlier this year, in which the government decided the English Literature curriculum would solely included British texts, I looked into how diverse my own books are. 

Reading Matters With Iffy: Celebrating Cultural Diversity, The INTRO

Welcome to Reading Matters With Iffy: a show that celebrates cultural diversity through reviewing cultural diverse children’s books.

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