After the Fire by Will Hill
Publisher Information: Naperville, IL: Scourebooks Fire (2018)
Summary: The things I've seen are burned into me, like scars that refuse to fade.
Before, she lived inside the fence. Before, she was never allowed to leave the property, never allowed to talk to Outsiders, never allowed to speak her mind. Because Father John controlled everything---and Father John liked rules. Disobeying Father John came with terrible consequences.
But there are lies behind Father John's words. Outside, there are different truths. Then came the fire.
Moonbeam, 17, survives a devastating confrontation between government forces and the cult she grew up in, but will need a lot of help to heal mentally, emotinally, and physically.
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Links of Interest:
Author website: willhillauthor.com
Discussion questions: HERE
Educator's guide (UK): HERE
Safety & Mental Health Resources:
Teen counseling: teencounseling.com
RI therapists focusing on adolescents: HERE
RI trauma and PTSD support groups: HERE
Safe Passage Foundation: safepassagefoundation.org
Resources about the Branch Davidian Stand-off and fire:
Evaulation of the handling of the Branch Davidian Stand-off in Waco, Texas February 28 to April 19, 1993: HERE
The Real Stroy Behind the Waco Seige (Time Magazine): HERE
Waco seige: HERE
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