Contrary to popular belief, school textbooks are not the same as novels or other books. More often than not, textbooks do not even grant half the benefits of reading – although they are also important as per curriculums, etc. Many people believe that the best way to raise a child that has a high level of intellect is by encouraging them to read more and more books, especially autobiographies.
Unfortunately, reading is at the bottom of the list in today’s world. As a matter of fact, the upcoming generations do not even find reading to be important and would rather watch a movie or an equivalent if they must know the story. Not only has this comportment sparked up predictions of a notable decline in the overall intellectual abilities in young individuals, but it also leads to predictions regarding the downfall of the world in the next few decades.
However, many people are rather aware of this and would go the extra mile to ensure that their offspring do not contribute to the negativity in the world. Many researchers have found that while reading fictional books can really help one to create an active imagination, reading books based on facts such as autobiographies actually help to sharpen intellect and intuition.
Here are some autobiographies that are definitely worth a read:
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Unusual in every single way you can imagine, this autobiography is definitely one that you should read even if you do so just once. Anne Frank was one of the several people who went into hiding in the World War II. This is more of a diary – as stated in the title – but it gave several people a look into the era of the World War II and the author described the Nazi era in detail.
Be Unstoppable: No Excuses by Tariku Bogale
Tariku Bogale has a very interesting story to tell. He was born and raised in a very poor community in Africa, but he did not let it get in the way of his success. He went on to become the CEO of several different companies, while he is also an advocate against animal poaching that is commonly practiced in his hometown i.e. Africa. The book is a part of the series that Tariku Bogale has written. He has described his experiences in detail and it helps the reader see, both the poverty-stricken community he was raised in as well as his journey to become a successful entrepreneur in America.
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
This is just one of the seven autobiographies written by author Maya Angelou, but it was the first one to get her the fame and let her voice be heard. In this specific autobiography, Angelou describes the chain of traumatic experiences that she endured in the first seventeen years of her life because she was a black woman surviving in the state of America. The traumatic experiences of Maya Angelou helped several people understand the hardships of her life. It is one of the most beautiful pieces of literature.
Furthermore, these are just a few autobiographies that help the reader gain awareness of the world around them. There are several others that one can find easily in their local bookstore!