“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.