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Ban This Book

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
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.

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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Used availability for Alan Gratz's Ban This Book

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
Author(s): Alan Gratz
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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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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