Ban This Book by Alan Gratz

Into the Wild

Read Ban This Book Online Free - -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

An inspiring tale of a fourth-grader who fights back when her favorite book is banned from the school library--by starting her own illegal locker library!

It all started the day Amy Anne Ollinger tried to check out her favorite 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.

Reminiscent of the classic novel Frindle by Andrew Clements for its inspiring message, Ban This Book is a love letter to the written word and its power to give kids a voice.

-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

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ISBN : 0765385562
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Connor rated it ★★★★☆

October 05, 2017

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Kate rated it ★★★★☆

August 22, 2017

A wonderful message about the the power of speaking up in this middle grade novel for book lovers and librarians! Thanks to the author for providing me with an advance copy of this novel for review purposes - all opinions are my own. As a school librarian, I am surely more than a little prejudi...

Maureen rated it ★★★★★

July 04, 2017

I absolutely love this novel! Ban This Book has a simple premise, a well meaning mother wants books removed from an elementary school library for various reasons that are important to her. However, when avid reader Amy Anne learns her favorite novel is on the list, the quiet little book worm take...

Leah rated it ★★★★★

July 20, 2017

Banning books! What does that mean exactly? All it takes is one unhappy parent for a book to be banned in a whole school. And in Amy Anne’s school dozens of books are getting banned, including her favorite, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. That’s when she decides to put toget...

Carol rated it ★★★★★

August 17, 2017

I received an advance copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an unbiased review. Kids and adults alike will enjoy this book. I highlighted so many passages! Amy Anne is my new favorite champion of the First Amendment. I'm really going to talk this up closer to September and Banned B...

Patrick rated it ★★★★★

August 21, 2017

A story about why it is wrong to ban books. What isn't there to love. Great plot, great characters, and such an important message about books and reading!

Alex rated it ★★★★☆

September 24, 2017

If fourth-grader Amy Anne Ollinger were to be asked by Goodreads to name her absolute favorite book, it would definitely be From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. Not that she doesn’t love other books, but this is the one she checks out of the school library over and over and over....

Steph rated it ★★★★★

January 01, 2018

I truly started this book mocking it, saying that the blurb on the inside cover gave away the entire story. And then I read the whole book in one sitting and found myself cheering and sobbing at the end. I love books. I love that the books I adore are different than those that my favorite people a...

Kathie rated it ★★★★☆

August 24, 2017

Thank you to @NetGalley for an advanced reader copy of this book in exchange for an honest review; all opinions are my own. This book gets 5 big stars for its concept. Amy Anne is a fourth grader whose favorite book is From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. When she goes to the sch...

Jeff rated it ★★★★☆

August 29, 2017

Ban This Book is the latest in a long line of middle-grade reads designed to send a message about a school/societal ill using precocious kids subverting authority. This is basically the Frindle of banned books, and as a message title that deals with a long-discussed topic, it's absolutely fine. Th...

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