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 Jun...
|Title||:||Property of the Rebel Librarian|
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Property of the Rebel Librarian Reviews
This book does a great job of introducing the topic of book censorship in a thoughtful way. I was rooting for June from the very beginning! The story is quick-paced, and it will be a great springboard for thought-provoking discussions among students.
This is a great homage to reading, books, librarians, and the freedom to read. My librarian heart just loves the message of this story.
This would be a great book for group discussion at schools and libraries, since it opens up the topics of censorship and right to read, which can be major issues, especially for middle school libraries in small or rural areas.
As a band geek, and also having a degree in music, I really loved all the band moments in this story. It almost feels like this story was ...more
June Harper loves reading, and she’s constantly grabbing book recommendations from her school librarian, Ms. Bradshaw. However, when her overprotective parents find a book they claim contains inappropriate content, they take drastic steps to curtain her reading. Not only is her personal collection confiscated, but Ms. Bradshaw is suspended, the school library is weeded for content, and students can only read pre-approved materials.
For June, the restrictions are impossible. But after spotting a L ...more
Intermediate, middle grade
This book made me so mad! How could adults stand by and allow books to be banned? I was so emotionally involved in this book!
June Harper is a middle schooler with a positive relationship with books and her school librarian. June's parents decide that some of the books she is reading are inappropriate. New and old books are removed from the school library. The librarian is fired. The library closes. What will June do without her books? What will the rest of the students ...more
Property of the Rebel Librarian was a fantastic read! I enjoyed reading how June took matters into her own hands when she was not allowed to read books of her choice. So many great books are mentioned as are Little Free Libraries.
I read an ARC of this book in return for my honest review.
I often think to myself, it's 2018 why are people still banning and challenging books?
It's never made sense to me, actually.
This book does not shed a light on that part of the issue at all. In fact, I think June's parents are barely a step above Matilda's. They are cruel- all in the name of raising their child in the "right" way. It's not just books, btw. They eat giant bowls of ice cream in front of her too.
Overall it's a great story.
I wanted to get back to it right away, I cared about June' ...more
Hovering somewhere between 2 and 3 stars, my review bumps up to 3 to give Property of the Rebel Librarian extra credit, as it were, for its pro-reading, anti-censorship, and pro-activism message, plus an amazing booklist (including many very recently published titles) to inspire students who want to read excellent, commonly challenged books.
What I loved:
A heroine who employs a combination of civil disobedience, networking, and effective public speaking to try to effect real change in her communi ...more
LOVED! LOVED! LOVED! This book. I did have a few flashbacks to my own childhood. Such an empowering book. I hope young people everywhere shout "Don't Tell Me What To Read!"