Recently Banned or Challenged Books, Grades 9–12

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Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott

Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott


Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott is a riveting novel about an abducted girl's struggle to free herself from abuse and starvation by her kidnapper. It has been both challenged and banned; the most common reason cited for censorship is that the subject matter is "innapropriate".

Activity: Use the resources in this reading guide to discuss literary techniques, characters, and the difficult topics of abduction and abuse. After reading the story, students will research child protection laws and create pamphlets with tips for keeping children safe.

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