In memory of Octavia Butler

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In memory of Octavia E. Butler (June 22, 1947 – Feb. 24, 2006), science fiction writer who addressed issues of race, sexuality, gender, religion, class, and the environment in her award-winning books. Listen to her interview from the Democracy Now! archives: “Octavia Butler on Race, Global Warming, and Religion” http://bit.ly/VFNCEb What books or essays by Butler have you used in the classroom? Photo: Octavia Butler signing Fledgling at a talk hosted by Teaching for Change and Busboys and Poets in Oct., 2005. Books by Butler: http://bit.ly/15cF0Yq