Ban this book

by Gratz, Alan, 1972-

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 7 of 16 copies
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Summary

You're Never Too Young to Fight Censorship!

In Ban This Book by Alan Gratz, a fourth grader fights back when From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg is challenged by a well-meaning parent and taken off the shelves of her school library. Amy Anne is shy and soft-spoken, but don't mess with her when it comes to her favorite book in the whole world. Amy Anne and her lieutenants wage a battle for the books that will make you laugh and pump your fists as they start a secret banned books locker library, make up ridiculous reasons to ban every single book in the library to make a point, and take a stand against censorship.

Ban This Book is a stirring defense against censorship that's perfect for middle grade readers. Let kids know that they can make a difference in their schools, communities, and lives!

"Readers, librarians, and all those books that have drawn a challenge have a brand new hero.... Stand up and cheer, book lovers. This one's for you." --Kathi Appelt, author of the Newbery Honor-winning The Underneath

" Ban This Book is absolutely brilliant and belongs on the shelves of every library in the multiverse."--Lauren Myracle, author of the bestselling Internet Girls series, the most challenged books of 2009 and 2011

"Quick paced and with clear, easy-to-read prose, this is a book poised for wide readership and classroom use."-- Booklist

"A stout defense of the right to read." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Gratz delivers a book lover's book that speaks volumes about kids' power to effect change at a grassroots level." --Publishers Weekly

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "For biracial fourth-grader Amy Anne Ollinger, the school library is a quiet respite from her boisterous house, with two little siblings who often take center stage. But when her favorite book, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, disappears because a classmate's mom thought it was inappropriate, she takes action by running a banned-book library out of her locker. As the stakes escalate, so does Amy's risk-taking, deepening bonds with her classmates as they fight against censorship. She even gets suspended. A school assignment about the Bill of Rights provides additional context for their efforts. While in less capable hands, the story could become didactic, here it is deeply entwined with Amy's growth, from shy and reserved to speaking up for herself on a large stage. Quick paced and with clear, easy-to-read prose, this is a book poised for wide readership and classroom use. As Amy's school librarian Mrs. Jones says, Well-behaved women seldom make history. An inspiring story about good trouble that's worth the consequences.--Barnes, Jennifer Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Fourth grader Amy Anne Ollinger is an avid reader, and when she learns that her favorite book, From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, is on a list of titles removed from the school library, she decides to read the other books on the list, from the likes of Blume, Dahl, and Pilkey. Other students want to do the same, and so the Banned Books Locker Library is born. Amy Anne and two friends collect the books, store them in her locker, and organize a checkout/due date system. When their secret library is discovered, Amy Anne is suspended, the school librarian is fired, and her classmates (including the boy whose mother initiated the books' removal) come up with a plan to get the books restored to the library. Shy readers will recognize and respect Amy Anne's struggle to stand up for herself, and conversations about book banning, censorship, and the Bill of Rights are primed for discussion in classrooms and at home. Gratz (Projekt 1065) delivers a book lover's book that speaks volumes about kids' power to effect change at a grassroots level. Ages 8-12. Agent: Holly Root, Root Literary. (Aug.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Prohibited books -- Juvenile fiction.
Censorship -- Juvenile fiction.
Libraries -- Juvenile fiction.
Books and reading -- Juvenile fiction.
Problem solving -- Juvenile fiction.
Censorship -- Fiction.
Libraries -- Fiction.
Books and reading -- Fiction.
Problem solving -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :2017
Edition First edition.
Language English
Notes "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Includes a reading & activity guide (pages 247-255).
Description 255 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9780765385567
0765385562
9780765385581
0765385589
9780606410885
0606410880
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