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Publisher Description

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

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Young Adult
August 29
Tom Doherty Associates
Grades 3-7

Customer Reviews

hdbkajak ,

Really good

It just is so adicting

idc ab books ,


Thought it’s was boring at the beginning but once you get in to it gets really good and fun. I liked it.

NisseNisse77 ,

We shouldn’t hide knowledge

I absolutely agree with this book. Banning books is ignorant and heinous. Why would you ban knowledge? You can’t shelter kids forever and the sooner they know about the real world, the more equipped they will be in the future. Anyone who agrees with banning certain books needs to take a good hard look at themselves and ask why they want to hide opposing ideas instead of fairly challenging them with logic and reason.

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