Posts Tagged 1984

The Accidental Activist

The Accidental Activist

When my fourth-grade class began a unit on current events, math was the only thing that interested me less. That feeling hasn’t changed. I don’t watch the news. I don’t support political candidates or claim a political affiliation. I only get interested in what’s going on in […]

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For the Good of the Masses: Comparison of 1984 by George Orwell and Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

For the Good of the Masses: Comparison of 1984 by George Orwell and Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

  This was a difficult post to write. It’s been on the to-do list for months while I ruminated. And hedged. And procrastinated.   1984 is one of the big boys in the dystopian genre. I assume that most of you have read it, or are at […]

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The Year of My Dystopia

The Year of My Dystopia

I spent seventh grade in a dystopian haze, haunted by thoughts of totalitarian regimes, privations, curtailed personal freedoms, ubiquitous surveillance technology, and nuclear war.  Oh, and those awful utilitarian jumpsuits everyone had to wear. And why, you ask? Well, it was like this… Back in the 70s, […]

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Resist: Book Two of the Resistance Series won a Silver Medal in the 2016 International Wishing Shelf Book Awards
Resist was named Best YA Fiction 2016 by the Texas Association of Authors Book Awards