Bridge to TerabithiaeBook
From Library Staff
2006—A parent challenged this children’s book used by the Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB). The book is a winner of the American Library Association’s Newbery Medal which is awarded annually to a distinguished children’s book.
Objection—The parent objected to certain words in the t... Read More »
Removed from classrooms because of foul language and references to witchcraft.
SPL_Childrens Feb 26, 2018
What was objectionable in this book? The answer: Jess's friend, Leslie, was not a good role model for readers because she didn't attend church.
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yellow_dolphin_533 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over
indigo_giraffe_86 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 99
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Jess Aaron's wanted to be the fastest runner in 5th grade, he has been preparing for the "race" since summer started and now he is ready to go, but that all changes when he meets Leslie Burke, who shows him that imagination can change his life. They make an imaginative kingdom called Terabithia and have many adventures along the way. Then a terrible accident happens... leaving all of us in shock and despair.
jesse gets a grade 5 boy going through poverty gets a light in his life when his new neighbor leslie moves in the create a magical world they name Terabithia but sadly leslie tries to go to teribithia by herself and drowns in the river jesse has to overcome the sad loss and in her honor builds a bridge across the river.
"Jesse's colourless rural world expands when he becomes fascinated with Leslie, the new girl in school. But when Leslie drowns trying to reach their home Terabithia, Jesse struggles to accept the loss of his friend." (Novelist Review)
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