In Troy, Michigan 40 years ago, a librarian asked cultural and political figures to write letters about the importance of reading and books. She got almost 100 responses from people like Issac Asimov and Ronald Reagan. Takeaway listeners have been telling us which books inspired them. Peggy from South Carolina says in 1954 she was in the 4th grade and remembers reading a "series of little blue biographies of every person you could possibly think of and I read every one and I was completely hooked on knowing things." What has inspired you?

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