Ban This Book: A Novel

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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

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
31 reviews
M Frey
February 23, 2019
This book was awesome showing that no matter how old, no matter how young. No matter your race, nor nationality. If work hard at something and just go for it your dreams can come true. This book does just that. Amy Anne a fourth grader at Shelborn Elementary and her favorite book goes missing! Mrs. Jones the school librarian tells her it was banned! Amy Anne goes through new friends and experiences,allies and traitors,fun and disappointment. All to prove that kids have rights to decide what they read. Alan Gratz has done a wonderful job developing his characters, putting in unexpected twists, making this the best book ever.
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Javier Carranza
February 28, 2021
I'm a teacher and I felt a strong connection with Amy Anne in this book because of her passion for making sure all kids have access to read a book. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it was quick, funny and brought about some really strong perspectives. The growth of the characters throughout the story is great. I'm a fan of the message and think it's a great read for kids and educators!
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About the author

ALAN GRATZ is the author of many critically-acclaimed books for children and teens, including Samurai Shortstop, an ALA Top Ten Books for Young Adults; Prisoner B-3087; The Brooklyn Nine; Refugee; and the League of Seven trilogy (The League of Seven, The Dragon Lantern, The Monster War). A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, Alan is now a full-time writer living in western North Carolina with his wife and daughter.

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