Take a deeper dive into the timely themes of the the citywide One City. One Read selection. Explore topics such as climate change, poverty, Afrofuturism, and more with our micro branches and events.
Today, Parable of the Sower is heralded as one of the first major works of climate fiction. It was the winner of multiple awards, including the 1994 New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and has been adapted into a concert and a graphic novel. Octavia Butler and her works continue to be a significant cultural influence well beyond the science fiction genre.
If you are interested in books with similar themes be sure to check out our micro branches. Use the links below to instantly discover titles that can be check out in-person, or a selection of e-books available online 24/7.
Young Minds and Teen Picks
Our Teen Librarian has also curated a list of science fiction and social justice films related to the themes of Parable of the Sower. They are available for check out either in-person or online from Kanopy. Be sure to check out the Teen Film Screenings happening at Ives Main Library on May 4 and 5, co-sponsored by Students for Educational Justice. You can find more information on the program below.
Events at NHFPL
Don’t Miss any of the One Read Events Happening Across New Haven!
Be sure to check out the Arts & Ideas website for the entire calendar of One City. One Read. events relating to Parable of the Sower taking place throughout April and May!