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Generation Z Grew Up Reading About Dystopias Like This

The parallels between government and the themes of popular dystopian novels are striking. Every day, kids are being killed on the streets, in their schools, and at the movies.
Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games (2012).
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When Emma Gonzalez called BS, when Edna Chavez chanted “Ricardo” to make us feel her loss, when Sarah Chadwick put her fist in the air to reveal that price tag, they were only doing what they had been taught.

Generation Z came of age at the height of a dystopian trend. We grew up reading and . These books showed us a world in which children’s lives were used as currency to be traded and passed around like old, dirty coins, until a strong teenage heroine came along to stand up to the powers that be

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