Kindred (Books & Media)

by Octavia E. Butler

Octavia Butler's book touches on topics such as slavery, identity, family history, and science fiction or fantasy as a genre. You may want to read more about these topics! In fact, these issues would be excellent starter ideas for research projects.

Kindred Books & Media

Read more by and about Octavia Butler:
Closer to Truth: Science, Meaning and the Future
An interview with Octavia Butler
Read more about science fiction and fantasy literature:
Search here for books, using subject headings such as "Science fiction, American history and criticism" or "Fantasy fiction, American history and criticism."
Read more about slavery and its continuing impact:
Search here for books using subject headings such as "Slavery--United States--History," "Slavery--United States--Public Opinion," "Slavery--United States--Anti-slavery movements," "Slavery--United States--Psychological aspects," "African-Americans--Race identity," "African American families," and "Kinship."

The Kindred Research Guide is maintained by Mary Chesnut. Suggestions and comments are welcome.

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