In 1981, Catcher in the Rye was both the most banned and the most taught book in high schools. Controversial? I think so!
In this powerpoint, students learn about two controversies surrounding this text: the mass banning of it from schools and it's connection to the shooting of John Lennon.
This powerpoint is designed to be used as a lesson, just click through the slides and discuss them with your class.
The last 2 slides contain questions that can be used for discussion, small group assignments, or homework questions.