Banned or Challenged Books, Grades Pre-K–4

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Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson


The Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson was among the top ten most frequently challenged books of the 1990s and remained in the top 100 most frequently challenged books from 2000-2009. Reasons cited for censorship include the use of profanity and inappropriate subject matter. In the story, a child deals with the death of his friend.

Activity: Promote discussion and critical thinking before, during, and after reading Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson with the resources in this teacher's guide.

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