Banned or Challenged 20th-Century Classics, Grades 9–12
The Call of the Wild by Jack London
One of the most widely read American classics, The Call of the Wild by Jack London is about a domesticated dog who must use his instincts to survive as a sled dog in the Yukon.
Published in 1903, The Call of the Wild by Jack London was banned in Italy and Yugoslavia in 1929 for being "too radical". In 1933, it was burned by the Nazi Party because of London's political views. In the United States, it has been challenged for depictions of violence.
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