Why Should You Read Sci-Fi Superstar Octavia E. Butler?

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Introduce science fiction fans to writer Octavia E. Butler with a short video that argues for why readers should add her works to their must-read list. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have viewers evaluate whether Jamieson's and Bailey's arguments have convinced them to read Butler's stories
  • Have class members watch the video and research the links before returning for a full-class discussion
  • Include the video as a part of Women's History month studies or Black History month
Classroom Considerations

  • Butler explores such hot-button topics as corporate greed, mixed-race relationships, climate change, and wealth inequality
Pros

  • The resource includes links to articles that provide additional information about Butler and her works
Cons

  • None
Common Core