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Ban This Book

Written & illustrated by Alan Gratz
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May 1, 2018
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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 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

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Who Wrote Ban This Book

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Alan Gratz

ALAN GRATZ was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. After graduating from the University of Tennessee, he began a succession of jobs–newsletter writer, high school teacher, university lecturer, bookseller, radio commercial writer, advertising copy writer, middle school teacher, library shelver–all the while working on various writing projects. In 2006, he published his first novel, <i>Samurai Shortstop</i>, an ALA 2007 Top Ten Book for Young Adults. Alan’s award-winning books include <i>The Brooklyn Nine</i>, <i>Fantasy Baseball</i>, <i>Starfleet Academy: The Assassination Game</i>, <i>Prisoner B-3087</i>, and <i>The League of Seven</i>, the first in a series of alternate history middle grade fantasy novels. When he’s not writing, he’s usually reading other people’s books or creating an awesome new costume for science fiction/fantasy conventions. He lives with his family in North Carolina.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780765385581
Publication Date:
May 1, 2018
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0765385589
Lexile® Level:
690L
ATOS® Book Level:
4.5
Accelerated Reader® Points:
7.0
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
192634
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
MG

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