When twelve-year-old June Harper's parents discover what they deem an inappropriate library book, they take strict parenting to a whole new level. And everything June loves about Dogwood Middle School unravels: librarian Ms. Bradshaw is suspended, an author appearance is canceled, the library is gutted, and all books on the premises must have administrative approval. But June can't give up books... and she realizes she doesn't have to when she spies a Little Free Library on her walk to school.
It's a delicious secret, and one she can't keep to herself. June starts a banned book library of her own in an abandoned locker at school. The risks grow alongside her library's popularity, and a movement begins at Dogwood Middle — a movement that, if exposed, could destroy her. But if it's powerful enough, maybe it can save Ms. Bradshaw and all that she represents: the freedom to read. Equal parts fun and empowering, this novel explores censorship, freedom of speech, and activism.
"As a rule-follower, June is conflicted, but she can’t help feeling that this is wrong. Compounding her confusion are her reciprocated crush on eighth-grader Graham, who asks her to lie low and choose between him and books, and her best friend, Emma, who sympathizes with Graham.... An accessible introduction to the importance of the freedom to read." — Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||9 - 12|
|Publication Date||Sep 18, 2018|
|Publisher||Random House Books for Young Readers|