March 2018 Our Book Club Selection

“In honor of Frankenstein’s 200th birthday, we are reading the Classic Starts abridged version of this classic tale by Mary Shelley (retold by Deanna McFadden and illustrated by Jamel Akib). Victor Frankenstein didn’t mean to make a monster. But when he builds a man out of dead body parts and brings him to life, he unleashes a horrible creature on the surrounding countryside. Frankenstein explores the relationship between science and society—a relationship that was as fraught with questions in Mary Shelley’s lifetime as it is today.”

One State / One Story: Frankenstein is an Indiana Humanities program and has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with the Indiana State Library and Indiana Center for the Book.