10 Books That Changed The World For The Better (AmReading.com)

To celebrate UN International Tolerance Day this year, Bath Spa University compiled a list of the 10 most influential books ever published that “encouraged free thought and positive change in society.”

Part of the University Library’s “Reads and Rights” campaign, the titles selected come from both the twentieth- and twenty-first-centuries, and cross stylistic divides and those of genre, but what links them is a sense of “humanity at its most diverse and compassionate.”

The project – in which students and academics, authors and, of course, librarians took part – lasted a year in all, those involved deciding on which works to include based on the five categories of “race, gender, disability, mental health, and sexuality.”[…]

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