A powerful post on Medium, a site created by two of the Twitter founders to share reading on the Internet, illustrates the impact of books on the life of a teenager in prison. It is a story of possibilities for change, forgiveness, and redemption. Read it here. And then get working on your own book. Write each day; change the world.
Also, check out Medium. It is a new platform for readers and writers, a curated set of long-form blog posts by invited bloggers, available to anyone to read, articles similar to what can be found in magazines, but it isn't a magazine; no subscription required. And the writing on Medium is excellent.
So what is Medium? Medium is a place to read articles on the Internet. Medium is a blogging platform, like WordPress or Blogger. Medium is the new project from the guys who brought you Twitter. Medium is chaotically, arrhythmically produced by a combination of top-notch editors, paid writers, PR flacks, startup bros, and hacks.