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

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The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

The Jungle by Upton Sinclair


The Jungle by Upton Sinclair unveils the horrible injustices of Chicago's meat packing industry at the turn of the twentieth century, as the protagonist discovers the truth about opportunity and prosperity in America.

This book was banned for political reasons in Yugoslavia (1929), East Germany (1956), and South Korea (1985). In 1933, it was burned by the Nazi Party because of Lewis's political views.

This teaching guide for The Jungle will provide you with activities and discussion before, during, and after reading the novel.

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