TED Talk and Digital Book Pairing Guide

Our Stories Our Lives

Talk & Read: Watch Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Ted Talk: The Danger of a Single Story.
Read Purple Hibiscus on Hoopla or Read Americanah or Adichie’s other books on Libby by Overdrive.

Talk & Read: Watch Lori Gottlieb’s Ted Talk: How Changing Your Story Can Change Your Life.
Read Maybe You Should Talk To Someone on Libby by Overdrive.

Talk & Read: Watch America Ferrera’s Ted Talk: My Identity is a Superpower–Not an Obstacle.
Read American Like Me on Libby by Overdrive.


Writers On Writing

Talk & Read: Watch Jacqueline Woodson’s Ted Talk: What Reading Slowly Taught Me About Writing.
Read or Listen To Red at The Bone on Libby by Overdrive or Another Brooklyn on Hoopla.

Talk & Read: Watch G. Willow Wilson’s Ted Talk: A Superhero for Generation Why.
Read Ms. Marvel No. 1: No Normal or The Bird King on Hoopla.

Talk & Read: Watch Charlie Jane Anders’ Ted Talk: Go Ahead, Dream About the Future.
Read All the Birds In the Sky on Libby by Overdrive.


Those Who Serve Our Country

Talk & Read:Watch Stacey Abrams’s Ted Talk: 3 Questions To Ask Yourself About Everything You Do.
Read or Listen To Lead From The Outside on Libby by Overdrive.

Talk & Read: Watch Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Ted Talk: Lessons From Past Presidents.
Read Leadership or Doris Kearns Goodwin’s other books on Libby by Overdrive or more books on Hoopla.

Talk & Read: Watch Wes Moore’s Ted Talk: How To Talk To Veterans About War.
Read or Listen To The Work: My Search for a Life that Matters on Libby by Overdrive.


Human Connection and Love

Talk & Read: Watch Brené Brown’s Ted Talk: The Power of Vulnerability.
Read Daring Greatly or Brené Brown’s other books on Libby by Overdrive.

Talk & Read:Watch Shonda Rhimes’ Ted Talk: My Years Of Saying Yes To Everything.
Read or Listen To The Year of Yes on Libby by Overdrive.

Talk & Read:Watch Kai-Fu Lee’s Ted Talk: How AI Can Save Our Humanity.
Read AI Superpowers on Libby by Overdrive or Listen To Artificial Intelligence in 10 Lessons on Hoopla.

Talk & Read: Watch Priya Parker’s Ted Talk: 3 Steps To Turn Everyday Get-Togethers Into Transformative Gatherings.
Read or Listen To The Art of Gathering on Libby by Overdrive.


Feminism and Women

Talk & Read:Watch Roxane Gay’s Ted Talk: Confessions of a Bad Feminist.
Read Bad Feminist on Libby by Overdrive or Listen To Bad Feminist on Hoopla.

Talk & Read: Watch Ziauddin Yousafzai’s Ted Talk: My Daughter Malala.
Read or Listen To I am Malala on Libby by Overdrive.

Talk & Read: Watch Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Ted Talk: We Should All Be Feminists.
Read or Listen To We Should All Be Feminists on Libby by Overdrive.

Talk & Read: Watch Isabel Allende’s Ted Talk: Tales of Passion.
Read Daughter of Fortune on Hoopla or Isabel Allende’s other books on Libby by Overdrive. 

Talk & Read:Watch Sheryl Sandberg’s Ted Talk: Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders.
Read or Listen To Lean In on Libby by Overdrive.


Black Lives Matter

Talk & Read: Watch Baratunde Thurston’s Ted Talk: How to Deconstruct Racism, One Headline at a Time.
Read How To Be Black on Libby by Overdrive or Listen To How To Be Black on Hoopla.

Talk & Read: Watch Amanda Williams’ Ted Talk: Why I Turned Chicago’s Abandoned Homes Into Art.
Read or Listen To The South Side by Natalie Y. Moore or Ghosts in The Schoolyard by Eve L. Ewing on Libby by Overdrive.

Talk & Read:Watch Ted Talk Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi: An interview with the founders of Black Lives Matter Ted Talk.
Read or Listen To When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir on Libby by Overdrive.


On Creativity

Talk & Read: Watch Young-Ha Kim’s Ted Talk: Be an Artist, RIght Now!
Read I Have the Right To Destroy Myself or Young-Ha Kim’s other books Hoopla.

Talk & Read: Watch Elizabeth Gilbert’s Ted Talk: Your Elusive Creative Genius.
Read or Listen To Big Magic or Elizabeth Gilbert’s other books on Libby by Overdrive.

Talk & Read: Watch Amy Tan’s Ted Talk: Where Does Creativity Hide?
Read The Valley of Amazement or Amy Tan’s other books on Libby by Overdrive.

Talk & Read: Watch Tim Harford’s Ted Talk: How Frustration Can Make Us More Creative.
Read Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives on Libby by Overdrive or Listen To Adapt on Hoopla.


About The Mind

Talk & Read: Watch Oliver Sacks’ Ted Talk: What Hallucination Reveals About Our Minds.
Read Hallucinations or Oliver Sacks’ other books on Libby by Overdrive.

Talk & Read: Watch Temple Grandin’s Ted Talk: The World Needs All Kinds of Minds.
Read The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across The Spectrum or Temple Grandlin’s other books on Libby by Overdrive.

Talk & Read: Watch Jill Bolte Taylor’s Ted Talk: My Stroke of Insight.
Listen To My Stroke of Insight on Libby by Overdrive.


Be Brave Speak Up

Talk & Read: Watch Luvvie Ajayi’s Ted Talk: Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable.
Read or Listen To I’m Judging You on Libby by Overdrive.

Talk & Read: Watch Tina Seelig’s Ted Talk: The Little Risks You Can Take to Increase Your Luck.
Read What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 or Tina Seelig’s other books on Hoopla.

Talk & Read: Watch Clint Smith’s Ted Talk: The Danger of Silence.
Read Counting Descent on Hoopla.


 

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