North Coast Neighbors Share a Book

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The following resources offer insights into the novel, Fahrenheit 451, that you can use to increase personal understanding or to enhance book discussion groups.

Resources on the Book:

Banned Books Online
For an overview of books that have been banned over the years, and the reasons why.

Banned Books Week
The American Library Association provides information on book banning-- why are books challenged, who tries to challenge books, and lists of "most challenged" books and authors in America in recent years.

Censorship in the Age of Multiculturalism: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Read Ray Bradbury's Coda, his response to those who would have him alter his work to reflect today's political correctness.

Internet Public Library's Online Literary Criticism Collection: Ray Bradbury

Links to biographical and critical sites.

Ray Bradbury Online
For publishing anecdotes on some of his books, a biography, bibliography, images and quotes from the author.

At Home with Ray describes a visit to the author and video clips; there is an author interview, message board, & newsletter.

Wired for Books Audio Interview with Ray Bradbury
There are two interviews, one from 1992 and one from 1993. You will need RealPlayer and a sound card to listen.

North Coast Neighbors Share a Book is coordinated by the Cleveland Area Metropolitan Library System, 20600 Chagrin Blvd., Ste. 500, Shaker Heights, OH 44122 p.