Article Title

Dread Nation


Rachel Wadham


Excellent, Young Adult, Zombies; Civil War; Race Relations; Slavery; African Americans; Native Americans

Document Type

Book Review


When the dead rise up on the battlefields of Gettysburg, life changes in America. The Negro and Native Re-education Act sends Black and Native children into combat training schools. Taken from her home in Kentucky, Jane attends Miss Preston’s School of Combat in Baltimore. However, Jane’s dearest wish is to go home, caring little for to the politics of the Survivalists who run the city. But when people begin disappearing, Jane along with her friends Katherine and Jackson are caught snooping by the powerful Mayor, and the trio is sent west to Summerland, a perceived utopia. Then the dead begin to overrun the city and it will be up to Jane and her allies to save what they hold most dear.