Human Rights in Literature
What is Human Rights?
According to Dictionary.com: ´╗┐fundamental rights, especially those believed to belong to an individual and in whose exercise the government may not interfere, as the rights to speak, associate, work, etc.
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Human Rights in Literature
Historical Fiction
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Dystopian Literature
A dystopia is a place where the world is radically unpleasant, unbalanced and unhappy. Often, one group controls all other groups and abuses their power. Authors often write about dystopian societies in order to shed light on various human rights violations, or to give us the opportunity to think about our current society and how it could/should/might be different if one right were taken away from us or abused.

Great dystopian literature:
1984 by George Orwell
The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Unwind by Neil Shusterman
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells