Posts Tagged Ayn Rand

Glenbard is Lisa’s Galt’s Gulch: The Girl Who Owned a City

Glenbard is Lisa’s Galt’s Gulch: The Girl Who Owned a City

At a recent talk, I cited The Giver by Lois Lowry (1993) as the first YA dystopian book, but at the time I hadn’t read The Girl Who Owned a City by O. T. Nelson. First published in 1975, it has been in the curricula in elementary […]

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Out of Darkness into Light: City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau and Anthem by Ayn Rand

Out of Darkness into Light: City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau and Anthem by Ayn Rand

   City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau is a perfect stepping-stone to prepare middle grade readers to embrace and appreciate Ayn Rand’s 1938 novella Anthem.  The main characters in both books seek light, though in Ember the literal search for light is necessary for survival, and in […]

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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