Banned or Challenged Books, Grades 5–8

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One Fat Summer by Robert Lipsyte

One Fat Summer by Robert Lipsyte


One Fat Summer by Robert Lipsyte has been repeatedly challenged for containing sexually explicit and violent content. In 2005, it was removed from a library display when a parent complained about a passage that described a sexual fantasy.

Activity: To complete this worksheet, students use an almanac or encyclopedia to answer questions about 1952—the year the story One Fat Summer takes place.

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