“Read After Burning”

Title“Read After Burning”
Year for Search2019
AuthorsHeadley, Maria Dahvana (b. 1977)
Secondary AuthorsLaValle, Victor (b. 1972), and Adams, John Joseph (b. 1976)
Secondary TitleA People’s Future of the United States: Speculative Fiction from 25 Extraordinary Writers
Pagination62-83
Date Published2019
PublisherOne World
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsFemale author, US author
Annotation

Dystopia set in a future in which it is prohibited to teach children to read or even to speak except in approved slogans. The story is told from the viewpoint of a child of librarians who are secretly keeping books alive. 

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Author Note

Female author (b. 1977)

Full Text

2019 Headley, Maria Dahvana (b. 1977). “Read After Burning.” A People’s Future of the United States: Speculative Fiction from 25 Extraordinary Writers. Ed. Victor LaValle (b. 1972) and John Joseph Adams (b. 1976) (New York: One World, 2019), 62-83. PS

Dystopia set in a future in which it is prohibited to teach children to read or even to speak except in approved slogans. The story is told from the viewpoint of a child of librarians who are secretly keeping books alive. Female author.