Banned and Challenged Chapter Books
Annotation:Challenged in the Stafford County, Virginia middle schools in 2002 because a parent was offended by some language. The book is a 1996 Newbery Honor winner and the same year was named a Coretta Scott King Honor Book.
Annotation:A Middletown (NJ) parent tried to have the book banned from a local library in 1988 for vulgarity and violence. This attempt failed; however, the book was removed from the Livelle Elementary School library in La Paz, Indiana, in 1991, after a library patron complained the book used the word “bastard.”