A brat becomes an average kid with a strange family with this week's book.
#52 on Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books: 2000-2009
1983 - Kansas - Challenged at Lowell Elementary School in Salina for the language "God," "damn," and "hell"
1985 - Minnesota - Challenged at Orchard Lake Elementary School in Burnsville because "the book took the Lord's name in vain" and had "over forty instances of profanity
1988 - Colorado - Challenged at the Jefferson County schools because "Gilly's friends lie and steal, and there are no repercussions. Christians are portrayed as being dumb and stupid."
1991 - Connecticut - Pulled but later restored at four Cheshire elementary school for being "filled with profanity, blasphemy and obscenities, and gutter language."
1992 - Texas - Challenged at Alamo Heights School District for language such as "hell" and "damn"
1993 - Kansas - Challenged at the Walnut Elementary School in Emporia by parents for graphic violence and language
1997 - Nevada - Challenged yet retained for explicit language in the Lander County School District
ALA. "Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books: 2000-2009." Retrieved January 9, 2018 from http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/top-100-bannedchallenged-books-2000-2009
Doyle, Robert P. "Banned Books: Challenging Our Freedom to Read." American Library Association, 2014.
"Katherine's Biography." Katherine Paterson's Website. AuthorsOnTheWeb; 2016. Retrieved on December 23, 2017 from http://katherinepaterson.com/biography/
Paterson, Katherine. "The Great Gilly Hopkins." Avon Books, 1978.