Banned or Challenged Books, Grades 5–8

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The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson

The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson


The Great Gilly Hopkins, a Newbery Honor book by Katherine Paterson, was one of the 100 most frequently challenged books of the 1990s and 2000s. The book was banned from school libraries in Albemarle County, Virginia, when a parent complained about offensive language.

Activity: Have students choose from one of these project ideas for The Great Gilly Hopkins, or let them use the proposal form to design their own.

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