Banned or Challenged Books, Grades 5–8

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Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene

Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Green


Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Green was among the 100 most frequently challenged books of the 1990s and 2000s. In 2001, it was one of the top ten most frequently challenged book. Reasons cited for censorship include offensive language, racism, and sexually explicit content.

Activity: Use these projects and activities for Summer of My German Soldier to study World War II, learn about Jewish traditions, examine story elements, and research life in Arkansas during the 1940s.

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