Educator Jessica Wise and her cohorts have come up with a compelling Ted-Ed video on how novels throughout history have helped shape real-world events.
"Reading and stories can be an escape from real life, a window into another world -- but have you ever considered how new fictional experiences might change your perspective on real, everyday life?"
Looking at a wide range of books, including 'Pride and Prejudice', 'Harry Potter' and 'The Hunger Games', "learn how popular fiction can spark public dialogue and shape culture."
If you have not yet had a chance to check out TED-Ed, check out this video. Many other great videos are also available through TED-Ed.
Via Beth Dichter