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

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Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck


Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is among the top 10 most frequently challenged books of the 1990s and 2000s. In 2007, the book was banned by the Appling County School Board in Georgia after a local church minister challenged the book. In 2008, a parent in Appomattox, Virginia tried to have the book removed from the 10th grade high school English curriculum; she objected to the novel's graphic language.

Activity: Help prepare students for what they will read with this literature guide for Of Mice and Men. It contains pre-reading activities, post-reading activities, an overview of the story, and a brief discussion of plot, character development, and theme.

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