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Publisher's Summary

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, Alan Gratz's Ban This Book is a love letter to the written word and its power to give kids a voice.

©2017 Alan Gratz (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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LOVED IT!!!

I loved this book so much! I stayed up to listen to it and I’m 30 years old 🤣 This book is traveling like wild fire around my classroom and now students are starting to ask for some of the books listed in here. I just loved it!

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Ban This Book

I loved this book. My teacher was reading it in class and I liked it so I wanted to borrow it from
the library. It wasn't available, so I downloaded the audiobook. It really set an example for me
to speak up and do the right thing which sometimes can also be wrong.

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Perfection

The narrator Bahni Turpin read with the integrity and voice this book deserves. My students couldn’t wait to read this book. It was a great introduction to the issues of censorship and First Amendment rights. It inspired multiple written responses and activities.

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loved it!

My 10 year old and I both loved it and we highly recommend this book.

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Amazing!

Amazing book fun to listen to you have to read it great author good narrator

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Why just why this diverse book should be banned but on the other hand it is a good book

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I really liked this book and think all kids who feel that life is unfair sometimes should read or listen to it

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ban this book

loved it so funny! favorite book so far so i loved it besides charlie thorne

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Loved it!

This book perfectly captures the mixed up and rebellious nature of young people on the cusp of young adulthood. I loved the message and how Amy Ann grows in her passion for and ownership of the BBLL. I think everyone should read this book! The narrator was great too!

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A must read for librarians and students.

A. A. Is a wonderful heorine. She goes from speaking up in her head to challenging the school board. Inspiring book for students to read.