What role does reading play in the lives of these world leaders, and what are some of their favorite books? Click and drag to explore the rest of the map
Power of the Word: Leaders, Readers and Writers is the first online exhibition of The American Writers Museum. As world leaders gather in the U.S. this spring, The American Writers Museum Foundation is inviting American writers and readers to explore the power of the word and join in a discussion of how American books can help readers in other parts of the world better understand our culture.
An exploration into what some of the world’s most powerful leaders like to read, and how reading has influenced them.
American writers comment on their early experiences with reading and name the books they think world leaders should read in order to better understand American culture.
An interactive, open forum where readers are invited to join the discussion by answering the question: Which American works of literature do you think leaders from other nations should read in order to gain a better understanding of America?
We would like to thank our exhibit sponsors for their generous support:
The mission of The American Writers Museum Foundation is to establish the first national museum in the United States dedicated to engaging the public in celebrating American writers and exploring their influence on our history, our identity, our culture and our daily lives. Learn more at www.americanwritersmuseum.org