A brief reading list to prepare you for Jan. 20 and beyond

Here are a few books to prepare you for the next four years in America:
1984 by George Orwell
Black Boy by Richard Wright
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
Nixonland by Rick Perlstein
Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

A couple of plays:
The Children’s Hour by Lillian Hellman
The Crucible by Arthur Miller

And a couple of graphic novels:
March: Book One by John Lewis
Maus by Art Spiegelman

When you click on some of the titles, you’ll get to read an excerpt from the book. In a couple of cases, if you have a Kindle, you can get the book free.

Read them now, so you know what you’ll be up against. And get them before the Pump Truppets start burning them.

(Other suggestions are welcome)

 

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