Banned or Challenged Books, Grades 5–8

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Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson

Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson

In Twisted, the acclaimed Laurie Halse Anderson tackles a very controversial subject: what it means to be a man today. In 2009, the book was removed from a classroom in Mount Sterling, Kentucky after parents claimed the book covers topics unsuitable for a coed high school classroom, contains foul language, and is not intellectually challenging. Parents in Indiana also attempted to have the book removed from the school curriculum.

Activity: This literature guide for Twisted will help you with your classroom discussion of the novel.

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