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Property of the Rebel LibrarianLots of references to classic and contemporary children s books and a pro reading pro library message When in doubt go to the library And if you don t Frida Kahlo: Little People, Big Dreams. Deutsche Ausgabe have access to a rich and exciting library collection do what June Harper does build your own Juneas always loved books but when the adults in Picasso and the Mysteries of Life: La Vie (Cleveland Masterwork Series (1)) her life try to restricter access to them they become even precious and powerful Packed with kid power and super fun references to books middle grade readers know and love or will want to get to know parts of this story actually A Summer of Hummingbirds Love Art and Scandal in the Intersecting Worlds of Emily Dickinson Mark Twain Harriet Beecher Stowe and Martin Johnson Heade had me cheering out loud Fast paced full of twists lots of opportunity for discussion I predict this book will be topping a lot of library piles When June s parents finder reading a book about witches they suddenly go to extremes to control er reading choices Her dad is on the PTA and e leads the charge to suspend the school librarian and clean the school library of any book that could be Divine harmful to a child or cause them to actually THINK Even the books in June s own bookcase get a parental make over Pages are ripped out and notecards replace endings Old Yeller livesappily ever after Middle grade readers will connect with June s voice She s smart and funny the well behaved child who never causes trouble who suddenly finds Wichtige Steuergesetze: mit Durchführungsverordnungen. (Textausgabe) herself running an illicit library out of an empty locker and supplying banned books toer middle school classmates In the back of the book is a list of books that Cut Loose: Jobless and Hopeless in an Unfair Economy have been banned or challenged Students will enjoy looking it over to see what they ve read PROPERTY OF THE REBEL LIBRARIAN is a must read for Banned Books Week and will make a great centerpiece for a school library display Iad Alani Was Here highopes for this one Sadly I was rather disappointed The premise was promising June a seventh grade girl rebels when The Recruiter her both parents and the school she attends embark on a book censorship program However the degree of their censorship was so extreme as to not be believable While I do realize that was perhaps the point a little junior Fahrenheit 451 I personally need a book to be believable in order for me to buy into the story It is difficult to imagine a librarian being laid off for providing students with books you are sure to find in most any public school library in America Neither could I buyer parents taking away every single book she owned and insisting on reading them before returning them to CEO Muscle her bookshelves Had they not read any of them before Really Not a single one When the books are returned theyave been edited entire pages ripped out and endings rewritten Anne Shirley serves bosom buddy Diana grape juice instead of raspberry cordial Old Yeller lives The Mad Wolf's Daughter happily ever aftere is not shot when e becomes rabid This one I could see the left doing because of the mention of a shotgunFurther the dialogue between young June and er love interest are too good No one is that clever of a flirt certainly her love interest are too good No one is that clever of a flirt certainly a pubescent girl with no previous dating experience It must be nice to ave someone tell you what to say to the boy

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pine after de BergeracOn the positive side this does serve as a testament to the power of literature Unfortunately it is poorly executed due to its lack of believability I wish teenagers would go to such lengths in order to read but most are too busy with their electronic devices If you are a book lover you ave to read this book Interest Level 3 6What if someone told you what you could and couldn t read Would that be fairWhat if you got in major trouble for even No Prisoners Star Wars The Clone Wars having a book that was not endorsed by the school Would that be fair either The answer to both of those uestions is NO Well this is exactly what isappening to June Harper When she checks out a book from Husband for Hire her school library thater parents deem inappropriate it starts a snowball effect of bad things First an amazing librarian is put on administrative leave second a majority of library books were An Egg Is Quiet hauled out of the school library and third kids are getting suspended for evenaving an unapproved book in their possession When June s parents take away ALL of Cinque indagini romane per Rocco Schiavone (Il vicequestore Rocco Schiavone Vol. 6) her person books she is left with only one book that she is forced toide Then June comes across a a small Professor Astro Cat's Human Body Odyssey house on top of a wooden post that says it is a Little Free Library June is ecstatic when she finds a book in there Little Trigger warnings shitty parenting censorship35 stars Soere s the thing I loved the idea of this I wasn t so keen on the execution It s a middle grade book but it reads VERY young And yet the protagonist is in the 7th grade She s interested in boys and dating she s a teenager Squash Basics - How To Play Squash her problems are very much teenage problems But it reads like she s 10 or 11 Even whener parents and the school start censoring things a lot of the books they re censoring are for much younger readers Her parents at one point change the ending of Old Yeller so that What Is a Googly?: The Mysteries of Cricket Explained he livesappily ever after rabies free And you d think at the age of 13 they d be less concerned about books like Old Yeller and based on my experience of the reading tastes of 13 year old girls concerned about Twilight The Hunger Games and Divergent Add in the fact that everything was very cut and dried the characters fell very clearly into two camps in favour of decimating the library and discouraging reading. 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 ave administrative approval But June can't give up books and she real. .

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OR sneaking around iding books in empty locker with not a uge amount of depth with not a uge amount of it and I liked this but didn t love it Honestly it s like a 3 star book that gets an extra The Confusion: Books Four & Five of The Baroque Cycle half star for the librarian s storyline because that was kind of adorable June Harper loves reading and she s constantly grabbing book recommendations fromer school librarian Ms Bradshaw However when Mismatch her overprotective parents find a book they claim contains inappropriate content they take drastic steps to curtainer reading Not only is Going All the Way Planning for a Marriage That Goes the Distance her personal collection confiscated but Ms Bradshaw is suspended the school library is weeded for content and students can only read pre approved materialsFor June the restrictions are impossible But after spotting a Little Free Library oner way to school she Test logiciel en pratique hatches a plan to createer own library and soon realizes she s not the only one who
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the freedom readAuthor Allison Varnes deserves all the praise she can get for delivering such a solid piece of fiction that examines intellectual freedom and activism Central to this success is the character of June Harper who Varnes paints as such a wonderfully likable character At first she s a kid who doesn t want to cause disruptions though she grows into leading a movement She s smart funny incredibly charming and I believe Two Badges The Lives of Mona Ruiz highly relatable Relatability is important because June really grounds the story The sections dealing with the school administration and parents might sound melodramatic if June wasn t leading the action That s not to suggest the other characters aren t believable They are I can completely picture overprotective parents editing texts for their children and ousting librarians who don t conform to their agendas As extreme people in turn they feel like extreme characters But June pulls all the focus as she maneuvers all the issues of middle school including relationships while also tackling censorshipThe story itself could easily fall into preachy territory in lesserands but A Queen's Spy Plus The Tudor Heresy - Mercenary For Hire Series: Tudor Historical Fiction Novels - Adventure Fiction (Tudor Mystery Trials) here it feels like a full story mixed with a celebration of books June s actions are complicated and there s obvious inner turmoil She struggles with disobeyinger parents while relishing in The Structure of Biblical Authority her role as the rebel librarian It s compelling For the best example ofow gifted Varnes is as a storyteller focus on the ending Without going into spoiler territory it is a beautiful blend of catharsis capped with the realism of activismNote I received a free ARC of this book through NetGalleyReview also posted at Please note that emotionally I really do want to very much like and appreciate Allison Varnes Property of the Rebel Librarian for what it is and attempts to show because yes I certainly find the premise of main protagonist June Harper fighting back against book censorship and its resulting ignorance both appealing and of course and naturally also important and necessary However unless I am reading a traditional fairy or a folk tale where I know right from the onset that the featured storyline will most likely be overly exaggerated with especially extreme and cardboard thin villains of little to no nuance and character depth I definitely and certainly always do reuire my fiction reading and this eually pertains to novels clearly meant for younger readers to be believable with realistic plots and in depth characters exhibiting both faults and laudable character traits showing both positives and negatives And no with this Niebla here novel with Property of the Rebel Librarian presenting a realistic plot baseas at least in my Confederate Waterloo humble opinion not at all been achieved with regard to the book censorship author Allison Varnes is describing For while the latter is indeed and certainly a real world issue the entire scenario ofow in Property of the Rebel Librarian June Harper s parents are in many ways single Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC's of Faith (Buechner, Frederick) handily able to get books unilaterally banned and the school librarian subseuently fired with books removed en masse from the library or improved upon in other words defaced this is to and for my reading self all so extreme and one sidedly over the top penned and rendered so as to be majorly unbelievable and totally unrealistic and yes in particular since Allison Varnesas The Eatonville Anthology her narrative not take place in the past but in contemporary present day America where there is supposed to exist the concept of and right to intellectual freedom and a librarian would thus realistically speaking not simply be able just to be fired to be categorically suspended for onlyaving books on The TM Techniue An intro Transcendental Meditation Teachings Maharishi Mahesh YOgi Arkana his orer shelves with which certain and even many individuals might disagreeAnd therefore albeit I do apologise for actually not being able to finish reading Property of the Rebel Librarian the lack of narrative realism and Allison Varnes over exaggeration with regard to Das Glücksbüro her presented text with regard to the book censorship story she tells these issues trulyave rather majorly and totally rubbed me the wrong proverbial way and I really do Bodies in the Bog and the Archaeological Imagination have far too many books on my to read shelf to spend my precious reading time with and on a novel that is for the most part simply making me growl with and in frustration and complain for indeed if a novel meant to be showing reality to and for me does not yes I tend to see majorly red so to speak Fi. Izes she doesn'tave to when she spies a Little Free Library on Daughter of Moloka'i her walk to school As the rules become stricter at school and atome 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 The Santa Cruz Haggadah - Leader's Edition (Regular) herself June starts a banned book library ofer own in an abandoned locker at school The risks grow alongside This Could Be Our Future her library'. Rst sentence You re going to read a lot about me and the things I ve done Most of it s true I can telp that not that I d want to I would do the exact same thing all over again if I Keepers of the Record: The History of the Hudson's Bay Company Archives had the chancePremiseplot June Harper loves loves loves to read but whener parents catch Interaction Concepts of Personality her readinger latest check out from the school library The Makings of a Witch Entdeckungsreise in Die S�dsee Und Nach Der Berings Stra�e Zur Erforschung Einer Nord�stlichen Durchfahrt Vol 1 her worst nightmare begins What iser worst nightmare It s not that she s grounded though that does Lace Leather happen a lot in this one No it s the fact thater parents strip Instrumentation and Sensors for Engineering Applications her room of every single book and not satisfied with that proceed to strip the school library of every single book as wellJune Harper a book glutton findserself cut off from every source But that won t stay the case She discovers a free little library on Cold Calling Techniques (That Really Work!) her walk to school She takes booksand shares them with other students Thus becoming the REBEL LIBRARIANMy thoughts I think a perfect ending for Property of the Rebel Librarian wouldave been Les chatons magiques - tome 01 : Une jolie surprise (01) her sitting wither parents at breakfast and saying I HAD THE CRAZIEST DREAM LAST NIGHT AND YOU BOTH WERE IN IT IT WAS THE WEIRDEST THING ALL BOOKS BECAME BANNED OVERNIGHT AND READING BECAME A CRIMINAL OFFENSE IT WAS SO SCARY AND I COULDN T FORCE MYSELF TO WAKE UP THE WORST PART OF THE DREAM IS WHEN YOU RIPPED OUT PAGES FROM MY BOOKSIt ad all the makings of a great TWILIGHT ZONE episode It was an eery alternate realityUnfortunately that s not the ending June Harper s reality is supposed to be believable to readers It wasn t Not even slightly Her parents weren t just following their own convictions and practicing their parental rights They were EVIL And they were good at it surprisingly good at it Somehow convincing the principal the school board the PTA the rest of the staff and a good percentage of the student body that BOOKS WERE BAD and that the LIBRARY needed to be closed indefinitely because it was SUPER DANGEROUS No one apparently argued against June s parents They were powerfully persuasive it seems The whole community was united in a goal to make sure that their kids never opened a book unless it was a textbookA thoughtful complex approach to the topic would ave been a welcome read Do people find books offensive at times Yes From all walks of life Liberals Conservatives Atheists Christians Every shade of person in between Though it may be tempting to paint one stereotype of a book banner lunatic it wouldn t be fair or realistic There is also a HUGE difference in my opinion between a book being assigned reading within a classroom AND a book being available on the shelf in the school library On the one Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World hand every student wouldave to read a book and on the other and any book read would be completely voluntary Some books circulate a lot Some books not at allJune s parents are generically opposed to books if there "s an inner motivation behind their objection readers remain clueless They seek the removal of EVERY SINGLE BOOK in "an inner motivation behind their objection readers remain clueless They seek the removal of EVERY SINGLE BOOK in school library so that the books can be evaluated for content No profanity no drugs no violence no rockrap music no witchcraft no drinking no smoking no rebellion of any kind The list is generic but incomplete Did you notice what isn t included Sex or sexuality It seems odd that these two would ave a vendetta against rock or rap music but be Okay With The Other with the other they re not consistently strict They care what June READS but not what she watches on TVThe book also fails to be believable in another way There seems to be no standards guidelines rules and procedures in place to deal with conflict and challenges I d be surprised at a library not The Indoor Pirates having a collection development policy And the school and school board shouldave clear written down procedures in place for what appens when a parent or concerned citizen objects to a book either a in the school library in general b in the classroom as an assigned reading It is plausible that a parent could object to ONE book being in the library collection and ave it successfully removed At least temporarily removed until the conflict can be resolved and the book reevaluated But the idea that a parent could ave every single library book removed from the library altogether and ave the books boxed up and shipped out is beyond ridiculousA book written that thoughtfully reflects a child s struggle in a difficult position would Weggesperrt have been a great addition A child who loves loves loves to read and welcomes words like she does oxygen A child who loveser parents BUT doesn t understand their rules There is no genuine struggle for June Her parents are presented as that extremely evil You might as well Het Achterhuis hang a sign over their front door saying ABANDON ALL HOPE YE WHO ENTER HERE I finished this book in one sitting staying up until one in the morning to do so It s a book about books And banned ones I wasooked I love the way Varnes did such a great job capturing the point of view of a middle school girl especially one with such controlling parents She is frustrated seeks their approval is embarrassed by their actions but loves them too They make a lot of parenting mistakes approval is embarrassed by their actions but loves them too They make a lot of parenting mistakes Varnes is careful to paint them carefully taking care not to villainize them This book made me remember what it feels like to be twelve June captured my Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies hear. S popularity and a movement begins at Dogwood Middle a movement that if exposed could destroyer But if it's powerful enough maybe it can save Ms Bradshaw and all that she represents the freedom to readEual parts fun and empowering this novel explores censorship freedom of speech and activism For any kid who doesn’t believe one person can effect changeand for all the kids who already know they can. ,

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