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|
|Number of Pages||:||256 pages|
Property of the Rebel Librarian Reviews
First sentence: You're going to read a lot about me and the things I've done. Most of it's true. I can't help that, not that I'd want to. I would do the exact same thing all over again if I had the chance.
Premise/plot: June Harper loves, loves, loves to read, but when her parents catch her reading her latest check out from the school library, The Makings of a Witch, her worst nightmare begins. What is her worst nightmare? It's not that she's grounded, though that does happen a lot in this one. N ...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
Read this book! Then tell every librarian, teacher, child, and parent you know to Read This Book!
The story isn't a new one, but the message is vital: the rule-following good girl becomes a rebel when she experiences censorship that she believes is unfair and unacceptable. The parents in this book were pretty horrible and extreme, but there are people like them in our world who try to control not just what their own kids think and read, but what every child in a school or library district is allo ...more
If you are a book lover you have to read this book!!!
Interest Level: 3-6
What if someone told you what you could and couldn't read? Would that be fair?What if you got in major trouble for even having a book that was not endorsed by the school? Would that be fair either? The answer to both of those questions is NO! Well, this is exactly what is happening to June Harper. When she checks out a book from her school library that her parents deem inappropriate, it starts a snowball effect of bad things ...more
E ARC from Edelweiss Plus
When June's parents catch her reading a book of which they disapprove, The Makings of a Witch, they not only take it away from her, but her mother returns it to the school library herself. It's great that her parents are very involved in the school, but not so great that in the wake of her mother's visit, the school librarian, Ms. Bradshaw, is escorted out of the building by the police and the library is closed for a bit. It's even worse when she finds out that her paren ...more
A all-too close to reality story about banning books and the love of reading that can defy the system.
I don't think I've ever walked away from a book SO ANGRY! I've always heard about those types of parents that are really strict about what their kids can/can't read, but its never gone further than "don't bring those books in my house" type situations. This book takes it a step further with June's mom complaining to the principal about her daughters book being "too scary" and having an unsavory topic such as witchcraft in it. All of this complaining winds up with the school librarian fi ...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.