Bound To Stay Bound

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 Ban this book
 Author: Gratz, Alan

 Publisher:  Starscape (2017)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 255 p.,  21 cm

 BTSB No: 393457 ISBN: 9780765385567
 Ages: 12-16 Grades: 7-11

 Challenged books. -- Fiction
 Libraries -- Censorship -- Fiction

Price: $21.38

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.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.50
   Points: 7.0   Quiz: 192634
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 4.30
   Points: 11.0   Quiz: 73165

   Kirkus Reviews (06/15/17)
   Booklist (08/01/17)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 08/01/2017 For biracial fourth-grader Amy Anne Ollinger, the school library is a quiet respite from her boisterous house, with two little siblings who often take center stage. But when her favorite book, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, disappears because a classmate’s mom thought it was inappropriate, she takes action by running a banned-book library out of her locker. As the stakes escalate, so does Amy’s risk-taking, deepening bonds with her classmates as they fight against censorship. She even gets suspended. A school assignment about the Bill of Rights provides additional context for their efforts. While in less capable hands, the story could become didactic, here it is deeply entwined with Amy’s growth, from shy and reserved to speaking up for herself on a large stage. Quick paced and with clear, easy-to-read prose, this is a book poised for wide readership and classroom use. As Amy’s school librarian Mrs. Jones says, “Well-behaved women seldom make history.” An inspiring story about “good trouble” that’s worth the consequences. - Copyright 2017 Booklist.

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