Book and Activities: After the Fire
We meet 17-year-old Moonbeam after the fire. Now in a treatment facility, her door is locked, her routine is dictated and her social time supervised. She must put her trust in two strangers and question everything she believed in. Inspired by a real-life American cult, After The Fire is about faith, survival, acceptance and freedom. It highlights the government’s responsibility to protect people from cruel, degrading treatment and how people can violate the rights of others. It also explores the right to freedom of expression and our own beliefs, and what it means to discover that your whole life has been a lie.
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