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Ender's Game Lesson Plan

Introduction to Ender's Game

First published in 1985, Ender's Game is considered by many to be a classic of science fiction. It has received wide popular and critical acclaim while remaining a contentious text and the subject of continuing debate. While some critics read Ender's Game as an anti-war novel, others read it as justifying or excusing genocide. An additional confounding factor is the hateful and homophobic views publicly espoused by its author, Orson Scott Card. When a film adaptation of the novel was released in 2013, it was widely boycotted and campaigned against by people who did not want to monetarily support Orson Scott Card. The novel has garnered multiple accolades, including being named among...

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