Ban this book / Alan Gratz.
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|Howard Whittemore Library - Naugatuck||J AUDIOBOOK MP3 CD GRATZ, ALAN (Text to phone)||34027142229825||Nutmeg Display||Display||-|
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- ISBN: 9781538486474
- ISBN: 1538486474
- Physical Description: 1 audio disc (5 hr., 30 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: [Ashland, Oregon] : Blackstone Audio, 
- Copyright: ℗2017
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Compact disc, MP3 format.
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Read by Bahni Turpin.
It all started the day Amy Anne Ollinger tried to check out her favorit book in the whole world, From the mixed-up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, from the school library. That's when Mrs. Jones, the librarian, told her the bad news: her favorite book was banned, all because a classmate's mom thought the book wasn't appropriate for kids to read. Amy Anne decides to fight back by starting a secret banned books library out of her locker. Soon, she finds herself on the front line of an unexpected battle over book banning, censorship, and who has the right to decide what she and her fellow students can read.
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Nutmeg Award Nominee, Intermediate, 2020.
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Ban This Book
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
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
Publishers Weekly Review
Ban This Book
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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.) Â© Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.