I don't know how I missed this one--it was published in 1994. Maybe because I associate Lasky with that lame owl series? (Which I haven't read, by the way. For all I know, it could be great. But I don't like animal books).
I wish I had known about this book when I was still working at the Monkey. I would have sold it to everyone, everyone, EVERYONE!
I liked it a lot. Obviously.
By age seven, Harper Jessup is a huge reader. So when her parents become Christian Fundamentalists and start driving around the country getting books banned, things are confusing. As she gets older, she becomes more and more adept at hiding her library books and her opinions.
Fantastic. It deals with the same issues as The Sledding Hill, and as much as I hate to say it, I think that it's a better book.