A beautiful clarion call for making creative work “the filling joy of your life” no matter how difficult the cards you’ve been dealt. (…)
By Maria Popova
By Maria Popova
In the US, most students are required to read To Kill a Mockingbird during their school years. This classic novel combines a moving coming-of-age story with big issues like racism and criminal injustice. Reading Mockingbird is such an integral part of the American educational experience that we wondered: What classic books are assigned to students elsewhere?
We posed this question to our TED-Ed Innovative Educators and members of the TED-Ed community. People all over the globe responded, and we curated our list to focus on local authors.
Many respondents made it clear in their countries, as in the US, few books are absolutely mandatory.
Take a look at what students in countries from Ireland to Iran, Ghana to Germany, are asked to read and why:
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4321 by Paul Auster (Faber & Faber)
Days Without End by Sebastian Barry (Faber & Faber)
History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, Orion Books)
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid (Hamish Hamilton, Penguin Random House)
Solar Bones by Mike McCormack (Canongate)
Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor (4th Estate, HarperCollins)
Elmet by Fiona Mozley (JM Originals, John Murray)
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy (Hamish Hamilton, Penguin Random House)
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders (Bloomsbury)
Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie (Bloomsbury)
Autumn by Ali Smith (Hamish Hamilton, Penguin Random House)
Swing Time by Zadie Smith (Hamish Hamilton, Penguin Random House)
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (Fleet, Little, Brown)
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autor: Alison Flood
The books below cover nonfiction, fiction, and poetry to help navigate life in career, in family, or in loss. There are also a few classics that you should have read by now regardless! How many of the below books have you read?
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autor: Maria Popova
This book is part of a trilogy devoted to the greatest of the older English poets: Milton, Shakespeare, and here, Chaucer.
What we know about Chaucer’s personal life is still relatively vague.
Wagenknecht assumes the difficult, but always fascinating, task of re-creating a figure dead for many centuries and revealed only by his literary works.
Creating a vivid portrait of Chaucer’s character and personality, Wagenknecht discusses Chaucer’s views, temperament, attitudes, and faith.
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Here’s a huge list of TED speaker-recommended books, with all the diversity of titles and topics you might expect. No matter your mood, preference or occasion, we’ve got you covered.
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