Recently Banned or Challenged Books, Grades 9–12

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Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher

Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher


Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher was one of the top ten most frequently challenged books of 2005. It has been challenged in high school classrooms and libraries across the United States for containing profanity and racial slurs.

Activity: Use the classroom activities and discussion questions in this teacher's guide to study Chris Crutcher's books in the context of censorship and the freedom to read.

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