Friday, September 15, 2017

Friday Memes: Ban This Book by Alan Gratz

Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader and Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice.

I discovered this just in time to read it before Banned Books Week (9/24 - 9/30).

Ban This Book by Alan Gratz. 255 p. Starscape/ Tom Doherty Associates, August, 2017. 9780765385567.

Publisher synopsis: 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.

First line: it ll started the day my favorite book went missing from the library.

Page 56: "Mommmmm! Amy Anne is reading with her flashlight!" Alexis cried, and I screamed and exploded out from under my blanket. Alexis screamed because I'd surprised her, and the dogs went crazy barking like the mailman had suddenly appeared in the room, and the whole ruckus brought Mom running.