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Author: Alan Gratz Narrator: Bahni Turpin Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2017 ISBN: 9781538486511
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

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

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A stout defense of the right to read.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • 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

  • “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

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About the Author

Alan Gratz is the acclaimed author of several books for young readers, including Prisoner B-3087, which was named to YALSA’s 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults list; Code of Honor, a YALSA 2016 Quick Pick; Projekt 1065; and The Brooklyn Nine, which was among Booklist‘s Top Ten Sports Books.

About the Narrator

Bahni Turpin, winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards and several prestigious Audie Awards for her narrations, was named a “Golden Voice” by AudioFile magazine in 2019. Publishers Weekly magazine named her Narrator of the Year for 2016. She 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. Film credits include Brokedown Palace, Crossroads, and Daughters of the Dust. She is also a member of the recording cast of The Help, which won numerous awards.