Dread Nation

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By Justina Ireland
Publisher Balzer + Bray
Dread Nation
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At once provocative, terrifying, and darkly subversive, Dread Nation is Justina Irelands stunning vision of an America both foreign and familiara country on the brink, at the explosive crossroads where race, humanity, and survival meet.Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg, Pennsylvaniaderailing the War Between the States and changing the nation forever.In this new America, safety for all depends on the work of a few, and laws like the Native and Negro Education Act require certain children attend combat schools to learn to put down the dead.But there are also opportunitiesand Jane is studying to become an Attendant, trained in both weaponry and etiquette to protect the welltodo. Its a chance for a better life for Negro girls like Jane. After all, not even being the daughter of a wealthy white Southern woman could save her from societys expectations.But thats not a life Jane wants. Almost finished with her education at Miss Prestons School of Combat in Baltimore, Jane is set on returning to her Kentucky home and doesnt pay much mind to the politics of the eastern cities, with their talk of returning America to the glory of its days before the dead rose.But when families around Baltimore County begin to go missing, Jane is caught in the middle of a conspiracy, one that finds her in a desperate fight for her life against some powerful enemies. And the restless dead, it would seem, are the least of her problems.

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103711 words103,711 words
464 pages464 pages
Lexile 870LLexile 870L
Grade 9 to 12Grade 9 to 12
Age 14-17Age 14-17
Published 2018Published 2018

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9780062570628

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