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Salem Witch Trials

The tragedy in Salem saw many innocent people--primarily women--murdered by an unfair judicial system. Visiting the town and remembering the history is a powerful reminder of how frightening a paranoid society can be.

The Bartimaeus Trilogy

by Jonathan Stroud

This fantasy young adult novel gave us the idea of a summoned demon who grudgingly works for the magical person.

The Graveyard Book

by Neil Gaiman

This delightful middle grade book about living in a graveyard inspired to have a "living" graveyard that was home to important figures and was a protected place rather than a menacing place.