Article 5

TitleArticle 5
Year for Search2012
AuthorsSimmons, Kristen
Date Published2012
PublisherTor Teen
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsFemale author, Japanese-American author
Annotation

Young adult dystopia centered around “The Moral Statutes of the United States of America” formulated by the Federal Bureau of Reformation, which replaced the revoked Bill of Rights. The five statutes are 1. “The United States embraces the Church of America as her official religion.” 2. “Literature or other media considered immoral are hereby banned and shall not be owned. bought, sold, or traded in any capacity.” 3. “Whole families are to be considered one man, one woman, and child(ren).” 4. “Traditional male and female roles shall be observed.” 5. “Children are considered to be valid citizens only when conceived by a married man and wife.” All other children are to be removed from the home and subjected to rehabilitation” (53--Article 5 only; others appear only on the dust jacket). The entire list with much more detail can be found at http://www.kristensimmonsbooks.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/the moral statutes.pdf. First volume in a series followed by Breaking Point. New York: Tor Teen, 2013, which is a typical middle volume where the protagonists escape from the authorities and go underground but remain in danger; and Three. New York: Tor Teen, 2014, in which the protagonists reach what they expected to be a safe house but find it destroyed. They then follow leads to where they finally reach safety and freedom.

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Author Note

Japanese-American female author.

Full Text

2012 Simmons, Kristen. Article 5. New York: Tor Teen. Public

Young adult dystopia centered around “The Moral Statutes of the United States of America” formulated by the Federal Bureau of Reformation, which replaced the revoked Bill of Rights. The five statutes are 1. “The United States embraces the Church of America as her official religion.” 2. “Literature or other media considered immoral are hereby banned and shall not be owned. bought, sold, or traded in any capacity.” 3. “Whole families are to be considered one man, one woman, and child(ren).” 4. “Traditional male and female roles shall be observed.” 5. “Children are considered to be valid citizens only when conceived by a married man and wife.” All other children are to be removed from the home and subjected to rehabilitation” (53--Article 5 only; others appear only on the dust jacket). The entire list with much more detail can be found at http://www.kristensimmonsbooks.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/the moral statutes.pdf. First volume in a series followed by Breaking Point. New York: Tor Teen, 2013, which is a typical middle volume where the protagonists escape from the authorities and go underground but remain in danger; and Three. New York: Tor Teen, 2014, in which the protagonists reach what they expected to be a safe house but find it destroyed. They then follow leads to where they finally reach safety and freedom. Japanese-American female author.