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Read this article and watch the video of Ray Bradbury talk about the importance of books in his life. Be sure to read the Six Interesting Facts below the video, as well.

Ray Bradbury and the Power of Books

Fahrenheit 451 is a mainstay on most high school English curriculum, and for good reason. It's a cautionary tale, reminding readers of all ages of the risks of simply conforming, doing what they're told, and failing to use their minds to think for themselves, imagine, learn, and grow.

You will quickly realize when you start reading that Fahrenheit 451 is set in a dystopian society. Watch this short video to make sure you are clear about what dystopia means.