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Dystopian Texts for this Unit


Reading Assignment Information

Use and complete this chart as you are reading the American Dystopia article from the CBS News website in the middle column of this page.


Supplementary Article Readings - EBSCO - MAS Ultra

Find these articles in EBSCO via the MORENET site:

The Google Oracle: Dystopia or Utopia? By: ANTHONY, SEBASTIAN. PC Magazine. Sep2012, p39-43. 5p.

Dystopia: Who Needs It? By: Mourby, Adrian. History Today. Dec2003, Vol. 53 Issue 12, p16-17. 2p.

The Worst Is Yet to Come. By: Reeve, Philip. School Library Journal. Aug2011, Vol. 57 Issue 8, p34-36. 3p.

EBSCO Research databases


Shirley Jackson's The Lottery


More Dystopian Reads in the LMC

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The Hunger Games - Collins, Suzanne
Call Number: F COL
ISBN: 0439023483
Publication Date: 2008
Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen accidentally becomes a contender in the annual Hunger Games, a grave competition hosted by the Capitol where young boys and girls are pitted against one another in a televised fight to the death.

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Divergent - Roth, Veronica
Call Number: F ROT
ISBN: 0062024027
Publication Date: 2011
In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anamoly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.

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Elemental - John, Anthony
Call Number: F JOH
ISBN: 0803736827
Publication Date: 2012
In a dystopian colony of the United States where everyone is born with powers of the elements, water, wind, earth, and fire, sixteen-year-old Thomas, the first and only child born without an element seems powerless, but is he?


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