• Reading Levels 3 - 5
English

The Handmaid’s Tale

In mid-1980s' Massachusetts, a group of conservative religious extremists has seized power to form Gilead, a repressivePreventing personal freedom. state in which women cannot vote, divorce is illegal and gay people are executed. The dystopianRelating to an imagined society where there is great suffering or injustice.  novel follows Offred (a Handmaid) as she is forced to adapt to life under this harsh regime. One of Margaret Atwood's best-known works, The Handmaid's Tale imagines a world in which citizens are stripped of their fundamental rights, and the very nature of freedom is questioned.

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