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

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Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut tells the story of Billy Pilgrim, a man who becomes unstuck in time after he is abducted by aliens. The novel follows Pilgrim through all phases of his life, concentrating on his experience as an American prisoner of war who witnesses the firebombing of Dresden.

In 2007, Slaughterhouse-Five was challenged in Howell High School, Howell, Michigan, for sexual themes and profanity.

These enrichment activities for Slaughterhouse-Five include questions for discussion, project ideas, and a worksheet of short-answer questions.

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