The Little Black Fish by Samad BehrangiRead about the other entries on his list.
What happens when you swim against the current? That’s the question at the heart of this book, which follows the Little Black Fish on a journey from his stream to the sea. It’s made more poignant by the fact that it was written in the 1960s by an Iranian author, as an allegory for daring to hold different political views – and whose early death was laid at the door of the regime. The book doesn’t shy away from mortality, and given its background, that should be embraced.