The Next #SVYALit Project Google Hangout: It’s the End of the World as We Know It
For the next #SVYALit Project Google Hangout On Air, we’re going to look at what happens when the world falls apart: post apocalyptic and dystopian fiction.
It’s the End of the World as We Know It, what we can learn about current issues surrounding sexual violence through dystopian/post apocalyptic fiction
Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis
In the near future, water is scarce. Some people will do anything to get it. And some people will do anything to protect what little they have. Lynn has never known a world in the before, all she knows is now. She is used to living with her mom and protecting their water. But there are wisps of smoke in the horizon. People are coming. Is Lynn ready? The companion novel, In a Handful of Dust, will be released in October 2014.
Ashes by Ilsa. J. Bick
“An electromagnetic pulse flashes across the sky, destroying every electronic device, wiping out every computerized system, and killing billions.
Alex hiked into the woods to say good-bye to her dead parents and her personal demons. Now desperate to find out what happened after the pulse crushes her to the ground, Alex meets up with Tom—a young soldier—and Ellie, a girl whose grandfather was killed by the EMP.
For this improvised family and the others who are spared, it’s now a question of who can be trusted and who is no longer human.” (Publisher’s Summary)
Ashes is the first book in a trilogy. Book two is Shadows and book 3 is Monsters.
Plus One by Elizabeth Fama
After the deadly flu pandemic in the early 1900s, the population was divided into two groups: those who are permitted to walk around during the day and those who are forced to live their life only by night. It began as a temporary measure to help minimize contact between large groups and stop the transmission of the flu, but it has now evolved into a caste system. Sol is a Smudge, one of those forced to work at night and sleep by day. But in one last attempt to do something for her family, she plots to kidnap a baby – for just a moment – so that her dying grandfather can see his last born relative, a Ray, before he dies.
About Karen Jensen, MLS
Karen Jensen has been a Teen Services Librarian for almost 30 years. She created TLT in 2011 and is the co-editor of The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services with Heather Booth (ALA Editions, 2014).
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