Here is one of my students’ posts on the Underground Library Society!
(from Goodreads) Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale set in the Republic of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what used to be part of the United States. Gilead is ruled by a fundamentalist regime that treats women as property of the state, and is faced with environmental disasters and a plummeting birth rate. In a desperate attempt to repopulate a devastated world, the few remaining fertile women are forced into sexual servitude. One of these women, Offred, is determined to survive the terrifying world she lives in, and find the daughter that was taken from her.
One of my required readings in my Genres of Popular Fiction class was Ray Bradbury’s remarkable and powerful novel Fahrenheit 451, a dystopian novel in which all books are burned and outlawed. For the following assignment I was asked to choose a novel that I would memorize for the Underground Library…
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