Recently Banned or Challenged Books, Grades 9–12

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Crank by Ellen Hopkins

Crank by Ellen Hopkins

Crank by Ellen Hopkins is the story of a teenage girl who becomes addicted to crystal meth. It was one of the top ten most frequently challenged books of 2010 for its depiction of drug use, offensive language, and sexual content.

Activity: Raise drug awareness with the activities in this teacher's guide for Crank. The questions in this guide will help you engage high school students in a serious discussion about drugs and addiction.

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