About the Books
Ayn Rand’s novels contain many elements that appeal strongly to young readers. They are inspiring and exciting stories, with heroic characters fighting for their ideals.
The novels portray events with profound and timeless significance, challenging readers to decide not just what will happen to particular characters, but what their own lives and the world should be like.
This novella depicts a dark world of the future, a society so collectivized that all indications of individualism have vanished from the culture. Anthem’s theme is: the meaning and glory of man’s ego. Anthem is appropriate for grades 9 and 10 and is occasionally taught in grades 11 and 12.
The Fountainhead is the story of an innovative, uncompromisingly independent architect, Howard Roark, and his battle against a tradition-worshipping society. Its theme is “individualism versus collectivism, not in politics, but in man’s soul.”
Ayn Rand presented here for the first time her projection of an ideal man. The Fountainhead is appropriate for grades 11 and 12.
Peopled by larger-than-life heroes and villains, charged with towering questions of good and evil, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand’s masterpiece.
It is a philosophical revolution told in the form of an action thriller. Atlas Shrugged is appropriate for advanced grades 11 and 12.
All you have to do is teach the book!
With the generous help of our donors, the Ayn Rand Institute Canada is providing classroom sets of Ayn Rand’s novels to high schools in Canada.
If you are a teacher, and you would like to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to teach Ayn Rand’s novels in your classroom, please complete the following form.