Property of the Rebel Librarian

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Property of the Rebel Librarian

Allison Varnes, Monika Felice Smith

$18.00

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Celebrate the freedom to read with this timely, empowering middle-grade debut in the spirit of The View from Saturday or Frindle.

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. As the rules become stricter at school and at home, June keeps turning the pages of the banned books that continue to appear in the little library. 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. For any kid who doesn't believe one person can effect change...and for all the kids who already know they can!


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Allison Varnes:
Like librarian Ms. Bradshaw in Property of the Rebel Librarian, ALLISON VARNES has fought for her students. She taught English in special education for eight years, and once had to convince administrators that The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe was not an actual endorsement of witchcraft. She is currently a Ph.D. student in English Education at The University of Tennessee, where she also supervises beginning English teachers during their internship year. And like heroine June, Allison is a former marching band geek. She's from an entire family of teachers and when she's not writing, she "howls along to the Hamilton soundtrack with a quartet of Chihuahuas named after the Peanuts gang." Find her on twitter at @allisonvarnes or facebook at facebook.com/allisonvarnesauthor.


Like librarian Ms. Bradshaw in Property of the Rebel Librarian, ALLISON VARNES has fought for her students. She taught English in special education for eight years, and once had to convince administrators that The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe was not an actual endorsement of witchcraft. She is currently a Ph.D. student in English Education at The University of Tennessee, where she also supervises beginning English teachers during their internship year. And like heroine June, Allison is a former marching band geek. She's from an entire family of teachers and when she's not writing, she "howls along to the Hamilton soundtrack with a quartet of Chihuahuas named after the Peanuts gang." Find her on twitter at @allisonvarnes or facebook at facebook.com/allisonvarnesauthor.

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