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The Empowering Legacy of Science Fiction

July 17, 2020

Davidson, Michelle (Educator and Owner of The Lyceum Steps, an Education Evaluation Company)

Reading; Feminism; Science Fiction; Students; Teachers;

Davidson traces an arc through her life story which began when a fifth-grade teacher gave her a copy of the novel Dragonsong by Anne McCaffrey. This gesture, combined with the bold and self-affirming nature of a novel featuring a determined young female protagonist, gave Davidson the strength and conviction to surpass her own expectations of herself.


Fiction and Poetry / Reading / Feminism / Science Fiction / Students / Teachers /

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