Of the four books assigned for summer reading that year, I recall finishing only this one. Finally in an 2011 edition of the novel, her affidavit answered the question honestly for the first time, Summer of My German Soldier was the story of her life.

Why was Summer of My German Soldier banned?

2011-08-28 21:40:28 2011-08-28 21:40:28. because of Patty's punishment at … Patty is expected to be proper, obedient, and meek but struggles with these demands.

However, I think everyone should have access to all kinds of books, with some stipulations for younger or more sensitive children and in one way, it might educate people about how terrible people of another race were (and still) continue to be treated.

Of the four books assigned for summer reading that year, I recall finishing only this one. Can i drop out of high school in arkansas at the age of 17.

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I wouldn’t describe it as a pleasant reading experience! In 2001, I would not have described this book as sexually explicit in the slightest and I certainly wouldn’t now. God is on America’s side and anybody who’s against us is on the devil’s side, and that’s the truth.”  Sounds a lot like the rhetoric going on with the war against terror and America’s viewpoint that “you’re with us or against us.”  We still haven’t learned that god doesn’t pick a side in any war. Similarly, Ruth recounts talking to the head of the draft board trying to get her son out of the WWII draft so he can finish his education. Wiki User Answered .

“I believe that love is better than hate. Anton and Patty developed a very close relationship as friends, with Patty sneaking Anton food and providing him companionship. Challenged for racism, offensive language, and being sexually explict. but it was in fact seventeen years ago. Minutes before the train pulled into the station in Jenkinsville, Arkansas, Patty Bergen knew something exciting was going to happen. 1 Answer Active; Voted; Newest; Oldest; 0.

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“Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books: 2000-2009” ALA.org. Summer of My German Soldier was on the summer reading list before the start of my sophomore year Honors English class.

Summer of My German Soldier.

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Retrieved on 17 Aug 01 from http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/top-100-bannedchallenged-books-2000-2009. Patty befriends on soldier, Anton, and when he escapes, she helps hide him. She is twelve at the time when she meets him and he is twenty-two. And This Book Has Been Challenged/Banned Why.


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Summer of my German Soldier is a novel written by Bette Green. She’s growing up, and hears things going on in her community, and wonders “Is it possible that the rich would steal from the poor?”  While maybe not stealing in the literal sense, it certainly seems to be the haves controlling our destiny, and often without regard for the have-nots (and also reminds me of the line from U2’s, where Bono sings “The rich stay healthy, the sick stay poor.”).

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