This post is a Paul Thomas classic. Thomas, a professor at Furman University, writes powerfully about race, social justice, and literature. It was written in 2013 but remains timely.

 

This post is about why books and libraries are important. It is about why Ray Bradbury’s classic, “Fahrenheit 451” still matters.

 

It is science fiction, but it is about the world we live in. It is a warning. “Fahrenheit 451” can be read again and again, like Orwell’s “1984” and Huxley’s “Brave New World.” It is not just because they were so prescient about the future, but because they remind us of the power of literature to change our lives.