Banned or Challenged Books, Grades 5–8

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Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George

Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George


Julie of the Wolves, the first volume in Jean Craighead George's epic about Julie and her arctic wolf pack, is among the 100 most frequently challenged books of the 1990s and 2000s. This Newbery Medal book was challenged and banned for containing sexual content, offensive language, and violence.

Activity: In this literature worksheet for Julie of the Wolves, students distinguish fact from opinion, answer questions about the story, and write a verse to a song from the book. We also have project ideas and comprehension tests to supplement the novel.

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