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Valley of Dry Bones

Valley of Dry Bones plot prompt includes book cover concept, thematic questions, plot description, story synopsis, setting, main character descriptions, and plot outline. See below for a brief summary. Full plot prompt is available here.

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GENRE:

Young Adult Fiction

THEMATIC QUESTIONS:

Aging – Why does our culture often value the latest and greatest above the tried and true? What ideas and emotions underlie age discrimination? Why do we despise our mortality

Diversity – Will society ever rise to the challenge of valuing people with different abilities, experiences, ages, and perspectives as equally important? How can a culture that equates extrinsic wealth with intrinsic worth value retired/non-working people? 

Government – Given the realities of an aging population and low population growth, should the government provide additional resources for the elderly, even at the expense of other vulnerable groups? 

PLOT DESCRIPTION:

A troubled teen infiltrates a corrupt government to save his grandfather’s life.

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