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Ban This Book

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
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.

Genre: Children's Fiction

Praise for this book

"Readers, librarians, and all those books that have drawn a challenge have a brand new hero in Amy Anne Ollinger. She's a true champion and testament to how doing a good thing is the first step in finding your own courage." - Kathi Appelt

"Ban This Book is absolutely brilliant and belongs on the shelves of every library in the multiverse." - Lauren Myracle


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Hardback Editions

May 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Ban This Book (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Alan Gratz
ISBN: 0-606-41088-0 / 978-0-606-41088-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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August 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Ban This Book: A Novel
Author(s): Alan Gratz
ISBN: 0-7653-8556-2 / 978-0-7653-8556-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Starscape
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Paperback Editions

May 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Ban This Book
Author(s): Alan Gratz
ISBN: 0-7653-8558-9 / 978-0-7653-8558-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Teen TR
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Audio Editions

August 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Ban This Book
Author(s): Alan Gratz
ISBN: 1-5384-8646-6 / 978-1-5384-8646-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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August 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Ban This Book: Library Edition
Author(s): Alan Gratz
ISBN: 1-5384-8645-8 / 978-1-5384-8645-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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August 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Ban This Book
Author(s): Alan Gratz
ISBN: 1-5384-8647-4 / 978-1-5384-8647-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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August 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Ban This Book
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August 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Ban This Book
Author(s): Alan Gratz
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

August 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Ban This Book: A Novel
Author(s): Alan Gratz
Publisher: Starscape
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