Record Details

Catalog Search

Kindred  Cover Image Book Book

Kindred / Octavia E. Butler.

Butler, Octavia E. (Author).


Dana, a Black woman, finds herself repeatedly transported to the antebellum South, where she must make sure that Rufus, the plantation owner's son, survives to father Dana's ancestor.
Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned across the years to save him. After this first summons, Dana is drawn back, again and again, to the plantation to protect Rufus and ensure that he will grow to manhood and father the daughter who will become Dana's ancestor. Yet each time Dana's sojourns become longer and more dangerous, until it is uncertain whether or not her life will end, long before it has even begun.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385150590
  • ISBN: 9780807083109
  • ISBN: 0807083100
  • ISBN: 0385150598
  • ISBN: 9780807006924
  • Physical Description: 287 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: Twenty-fifth anniverary edition.
  • Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, [2003]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Publisher, publishing date and paging may vary.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-284).
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue -- The river -- The fire -- The fall -- The fight -- The storm -- The rope -- Epilogue -- Reader's guide: Critical essay -- Discussion questions.
Target Audience Note:
580L Lexile
Decoding demand: 97 (very high) Semantic demand: 100 (very high) Syntactic demand: 88 (very high) Structure demand: 87 (very high) Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 4 14 73467.
Subject: African American women > Fiction.
Slaveholders > Fiction.
Slavery > Fiction.
Enslaved persons > Fiction.
Los Angeles (Calif.) > Fiction.
Southern States > Fiction.
Genre: Time-travel fiction.
Science fiction.
Psychological fiction.

Available copies

  • 12 of 12 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 4 of 4 copies available at Cass County.


  • 1 current hold with 12 total copies.
Show Only Available Copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cass County Library-Garden City F BUT 2004 (Text) 0002205593664 Adult Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Harrisonville F BUT 2004 (Text) 0002205593656 Adult Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Northern Resource Center F BUT 2004 (Text) 0002205593649 Adult Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Pleasant Hill F BUT 2004 (Text) 0002205593631 Adult Fiction Available -

Additional Resources