Banned or Challenged 20th-Century Classics, Grades 9–12

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The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien


The Lord of the Rings epic by by J.R.R. Tolkien has captured the hearts and imaginations of fantasy fiction fans around the world. In 2001, a group in Alamagordo, New Mexico claimed the books were satanic and burned copies of The Lord of the Rings and other works by Tolkien in front of a church.

Activity: Plan a unit on Tolkien with these teaching resources for The Lord of the Rings.

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