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Ban This Book by Alan Gratz
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Ban This Book

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Narrator Bahni Turpin
Length 5 hours 17 minutes
Language English
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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.

Alan Gratz is the INew York Times/I bestselling author of several books for young readers, including iRefugee/i; iProjekt 1065/i, a iKirkus Reviews/i Best Book of 2016; iPrisoner B-3087/i, a Junior Library Guild selection that was named to YALSA's 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults list; and iCode of Honor/i, a YALSA 2016 Quick Pick. Alan lives in North Carolina with his wife and daughter. Look for him online at alangratz.com.

Bahni Turpin is an ensemble member of the Cornerstone Theater Company in Los Angeles. She has guest starred in many television series, including NYPD Blue, Law & Order, Six Feet Under, Cold Case, What About Brian, and The Comeback. Her film credits include Brokedown Palace, Crossroads, and Daughters of The Dust. Ms. Turpin won the Odyssey Award for The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex. She has also received many AudioFile Earphones Awards for her unforgettable narration, including one for Precious by Sapphire, and for the National Book Award finalist and Oprah Book Club Pick The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. She's also a member of the cast recording of The Help, which won numerous awards.

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Reviews

“Gratz delivers a book lover’s book that speaks volumes about kids’ power to effect change at a grassroots level.”

“A stout defense of the right to read.”

Ban This Book is absolutely brilliant and belongs on the shelves of every library in the multiverse.”

“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.”

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