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A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L'Engle

This science fiction novel deals with universal themes such as good versus evil and the pain of not fitting in socially. A Wrinkle in Time follows the adventures of a teenage girl, Meg Murry, as she travels through space and time with her brother and a school friend. These travels bring them to the heart of evil where Meg's brother is blinded and held captive. Eventually, however, Meg rescues her father, who has been waging war against the evil forces, and wins back her brother with a force greater than evil—love.

Related Readings

"A Loint of Paw"—short story by Isaac Asimov

"Jabberwocky"—poem by Lewis Carroll

"The Jumblies"—poem by Edward Lear

from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe—excerpt from the novel by C. S. Lewis

"Gettysburg Address"—speech by Abraham Lincoln

"Einstein Revealed: Time Traveler"—informative Web site by NOVA Online

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