Ban This Book
  • Ban This Book
  • Ban This Book
ISBN: 0765385589
EAN13: 9780765385581
Language: English
Release Date: May 1, 2018
Pages: 256
Dimensions: 0.87" H x 8.19" L x 5.35" W
Weight: 0.56 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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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 Read More chevron_right

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   banned books?!
The book was targeted at school-aged children and tells them how to ban books. It was really good, Vinton said. The main character's personal growth throughout the book was relatable and meaningful. The criticism has mounted against the book because it has been out of print for some 30 years. People need to have the conversation as to why banning a book seems to be the right thing to do and the impact it'll have on generations of readers to come, he said. However, age appropriateness is a valid point, and also trusting in the wisdom of parents who are raising their kids. Librarians typically have highly educated people who love books and can recommend books for adults, kids, whole families to enjoy. The joy of reading opens doors, puts words to emotions being felt, educates, entertains and facilitates conversations even if you have a different point of view.
 
5
   Overall great book
This book is a well written and well-researched book. However, I do have one complaint, that the two main characters should be in middle school. The book is being sold through middle school bookstores.
 
5
   10 and 13 year olds loved it!
Bought this book after it caught my eye on A Mighty Girl's summer reading list. I read it aloud with my 10 and 13 year olds, and they kept begging for one more chapter! There were tears of laughter and serious discussions about freedom of speech. Topical, but entertaining and not overly preachy, Mr. Rule told The Age. This is a great book, highly recommend.
 
5
   Not Just a Book
A young girl's voice is heard when her favorite book is taken away from the library. The Rev. Sandra Day O'Connor filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday challenging the constitutional ban against state-established religion. At the district's board meeting, she enlists the support of her peers and successfully expresses her voice for a cause. This is a huge victory for Coach D. Cowger and his assistants. It is a great demonstration of her growth, Bruno said.
 
4
   Great read...just not as a read aloud
I'm a huge fan of Saul Bellow's work, and this book is one of my current favorites. I've read most of his books, and I can never put them down! The only reason I gave this 4 stars is because it's talking about banned books, it uses the word "sex" a few times and talks about a book with naked body pictures. I really wanted to read this book aloud to my 4th graders, but because of a few things, it was too much. Overall, I would highly recommend this book to anyone. Loved the book, said Gillian.
 
2
   Warning!
The main character in the book is in 4th grade, but my 5th grader doesn't know what sex is yet.
 
5
   OMG
I'm a huge fan of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice." at the bookfair my teacher got random books and i asked if i could read this book she said yes and i read a quick chapter and i knew this book was my kind of book. 110% reccommend it! If your spelling is bad it can be hard to type on kindle.
 
5
   Ban This Book
I just loved this book and recommend it to intermediate kids, parents, teachers, and school media specialists. A quick read that reminds us about banned books and reading and how different people have different opinions. Her friends call her "Amy Anne." It's just that they call it quits."
 
5
   awesome book
I picked this book out of the bunch first and I am sure this book will win. It's about a girl who has her favourite book banned and has to learn how to read again. It's up to her and her friends to try to get it back, Mr. Rule told the judge.
 
5
   BUY this book!!!
I've read the entire book, and I'm in love. Even though I am far past the age that this book was written for, the message of it will resonate with all book lovers. He quotes extensively from the works of CS Lewis: "Everybody had the right to interpret any book any way they wanted to." In a generous gesture of uncharacteristic compassion, Mr. Daschle reveals that when they couldn't do so, "it was telling everybody else their interpretation was the only interpretation." A+ is awarded to those who perform at least two years of community service.
 
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