Recently Banned or Challenged Books, Grades 9–12

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The Dead Zone and other books by Stephen King

The Dead Zone and other books by Stephen King

Several of Stephen King's novels have been challenged and banned in public schools over the years. The Dead Zone was among the 100 most frequently banned books of the 1990s, along with Cujo, Carrie, and Christine. They have been challenged for "age appropriateness," "filthy language," "violence," and "sexual references".

Activity: Use the suggestions in this teacher's guide to incorporate the selected Stephen King short stories into your high school English curriculum. Activities include ideas for discussion, writing, research, drama, and utilization of technology.

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