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Child_Lit Dystopian Recommendations

Here is a dystopian book list compiled from the October 2016 discussion thread asking for dystopian books appropriate for 5th grade students.

Harrison Bergeron

It is the year 2081. Because of Amendments 211, 212, and 213 to the Constitution, every American is fully equal, meaning that no one is s...

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Thief!

Thief!

You're the new girl in school. You're just trying to fit in - and it's not working. Then someone accuses you of theft, and you think thin...

Z for Zachariah

A gripping, thought-provoking story about life after a nuclear holocaust, by a Newbery Medalist. Ann Burden is sixteen years old and com...

The Giver (The Giver, #1)

This haunting story centers on Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he's g...

The Fog Diver (The Fog Diver, #1)

A deadly white mist has cloaked the earth for hundreds of years. Humanity clings to the highest mountain peaks, where the wealthy Five Fa...

Sky Jumpers (Sky Jumpers, #1)

What happens when you can’t do the one thing that matters most? 12-year-old Hope lives in White Rock, a town struggling to recover from ...

The Neptune Project (The Neptune Project, #1)

With her weak eyes and useless lungs that often leave her gasping for air, Nere feels more at home swimming with the dolphins her mother ...

The City of Ember (Book of Ember, #1)

Many hundreds of years ago, the city of Ember was created by the Builders to contain everything needed for human survival. It worked…but ...

Among the Hidden (Shadow Children, #1)

Luke has never been to school. He's never had a birthday party, or gone to a friend's house for an overnight. In fact, Lu...

The Machine Stops

'' is a science fiction short story (12,300 words) by E. M. Forster. After initial publication in The Oxford and Cambrid...

All Summer in a Day

Margot is a nine-year-old girl whose family moved from Earth to Venus when she was four. She remembers the sun shining on Earth, somethin...

The Veldt

The advanced technology of a house first pleases then increasingly terrifies its occupants.

The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas

Do your students enjoy a good laugh? Do they like to be scared? Or do they just like a book with a happy ending? No matter what their tas...

Exodus (Exodus, #1)

Mara's island home is drowning as the ice caps melt and Earth loses its land to the ocean. But one night, in the ruined virtual world of ...

The White Mountains (The Tripods, #1)

Long ago, the Tripods--huge, three-legged machines--descended upon Earth and took control. Now people unquestioningly accept the Tripods'...

The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1)

Prentisstown isn't like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone else's thoughts in an overwhelming, never-ending stream of Noise. Just a ...

Obernewtyn (Obernewtyn Chronicles, #1)

The Obernewtyn Chronicles - Book OneFor Elspeth Gordie freedom is-like so much else after the Great White-a memory. It was a time known a...

Freakling (Psi Chronicles, #1)

In twelve-year-old Taemon’s city, everyone has a power called psi—the ability to move and manipulate objects with their minds. When Taemo...

The Changes

this breathtaking epic fantasy from an award-winning author explores the relationship between man and machine. The moment the seal of an ancient tomb in Wales is accidentally broken, the Changes begin, and a brave few must struggle to put an end to the wellspring of chaos.

Lord of the Flies

When a plane crashes on a remote island, a small group of schoolboys are the sole survivors. From the prophetic Simon and virtuous Ralph ...