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Why Should You Read FAHRENHEIT 451?
From the TED-Ed site on YouTube, the following discussion called "Why Should You Read FAHRENHEIT 451?", accompanied by animation:

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Richard ~ What a precise and dynamic animated video capturing the essence of Fahrenheit 451! It should be shared with all classrooms.

The Fireman would really have their work cut out for themselves if they had to confront this collection of well-hidden texts and their related publications!!! 
(*from School of Liberal Arts IUPUI - RAY BRADBURY CENTER)
Novels and Story Collections
Dark Carnival (1947)
The Martian Chronicles (1950)
The Silver Locusts (1950)
The Illustrated Man (1951)
Fahrenheit 451 (1953)
The Golden Apples of the Sun (1953)
Switch on the Night (1955)
The October Country (1955)
Dandelion Wine (1957)
A Medicine for Melancholy (1959)
The Day It Rained Forever (1959)
The Day It Rained Forever (1959)
R Is for Rocket (1962)
Something Wicked This Way Comes (1962)
The Small Assassin (1962)
The Machineries of Joy (1964)
The Vintage Bradbury (1965)
S Is for Space (1966)
Twice 22 (1966)
I Sing the Body Electric! (1969)
Six Masterpieces of Tomorrow (1969)
The Halloween Tree (1972)
Ray Bradbury (1975)
Long After Midnight (1976)
The Best of Bradbury (1976)
The Best of Ray Bradbury (1977)
The Mummies of Guanajuato (1978)
To Sing Strange Songs (1979)
The Stories of Ray Bradbury (1980)
Dinosaur Tales (1983)
A Memory of Murder (1984)
Death is a Lonely Business (1985)
Ray Bradbury (1987)
The Toynbee Convector (1988)
A Graveyard for Lunatics (1990)
Classic Stories 1 (1990)
Classic Stories 2 (1990)
Green Shadows, White Whale (1992)
Quicker Than the Eye (1996)
Driving Blind (1997)
The Golden Apples of the Sun and Other Stories (1997)
A Medicine for Melancholy and Other Stories (1998)
Ahmed and the Oblivion Machines (1998)
I Sing the Body Electric and Other Stories (1998)
From the Dust Returned (2001)
Let’s All Kill Constance (2002)
One More for the Road (2002)
Bradbury Stories (2003)
1973 When Elephants Last in the Dooryard Bloomed
1977 Where Robot Mice and Robot Men Run Round in Robot Towns
1979 This Attic Where the Meadows Green
1981 The Haunted Computer and the Android Pope
1982 The Complete Poems of Ray Bradbury
1987 Death Has Lost Its Charm For Me
2001 They Have Not Seen the Stars
2002 I Live by the Invisible
The Anthem Sprinters and Other Antics (1963)
The Day It Rained Forever—A Comedy in One Act (1966)
The Pedestrian—A Fantasy in One Act (1966)
The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit and Other Plays (1972)
Pillar of Fire and Other Plays (1975)
The Martian Chronicles (1986)
The Flying Machine (1986)
The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit (1986)
Kaleidoscope (1986)
A Device Out of Time (1986)
Fahrenheit 451 (1986)
Dandelion Wine (1988)
To the Chicago Abyss (1988)
The Veldt (1988)
Falling Upward (1989)
The Day It Rained Forever (1990)
Ray Bradbury on Stage (1991)
Forever and the Earth (1984)

How real the animation is in relationship to our current times. Now, ten years out of the classroom, but still an occasional presenter for continuing education and regional library seminars, the concerns specifically defined in the video were clearly on my agenda when teaching gr. 9-12 throughout my tenure.

Yes! Screens, buttons, headphones, tech tricks, no pages turned, instantaneous trivial responses, glitz, sound bites, cultural and personal distractions 24/7, and so much more, have indeed shuffled Mythology, Shakespeare, Bradbury, Wells, Asimov, Vonnegut, Lewis, Hemingway, Lee, Orwell, Steinbeck, Twain, Huxley, Tolkien, Golding, Wiesel, Frank, Dahl, Ellison, L'Engle, and "Papa" Mr. Poe into the shadowed corners.
How Treasured their stories were to share. A Sincere "Thank you!" is what comes to mind!


Vs. this:

I will continue to select THIS!
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