I remember being in 4th or 5th grade and feeling like I was REALLY smart and rebellious when I checked out and read Ray Bradbury’s Farenheit 451 from the school library.
It is a novel of dystopian future (long before I’d ever heard that term) in which books are outlawed and “firemen” burn any that are found (451 degrees Fahrenheit-btw- is the temperature at which books burn)
The lead character was a guy named Montag who, as a fireman, has a gradual epiphany that perhaps destroying books, censoring knowledge, and destroying works is not the way to go. And eventually joins a resistance group that memorizes and shares the knowledge from books.
Well, I know there have been TV and film adaptations before, but never on this scale. In May, HBO brings the story to life with a movie staring Michael B. Jordan (Montag).