Banned or Challenged Books, Grades 5–8
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
In Gary Paulsen's adventure story Hatchet, a teenage boy struggles to survive in the Canadian wilderness after a plane crash. The Newbery Honor book was challenged for graphic descriptions of trauma and injury.
Activity: Activities and research topics in this teaching guide to Hatchet will help students explore the events and setting of the novel.
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