My worst nightmare comes to life in this inspiring tale of one school's fight for the right to read.
Twelve year old June Harper is a reader. Books are a major part of her happiness. That happiness is threatened the day she brings home The Makings of a Witch, a fiction book recommended to June by her School Librarian, Ms. Bradshaw.
June's parents find The Makings of a Witch to be offensive, claiming that it promotes Witchcraft and rebellion. So, they begin to read all of June's other books and decide that most of her books are inappropriate. Books like The Hobbit and The Little Prince are taken away from June and she is forbidden to read anything that her parents haven't approved.
To make matters MUCH worse, June's parents go to the Principal of the school and cause the Librarian, June's favorite person, to be suspended from her job. The library is censored and practically emptied. June is left with no where to find books. Until...
One day, June discovers a "Little Free Library" in her neighborhood. She decides that this "give a book, take a book" library may be just the thing she needs to thwart her school's plan to keep her from reading the books she likes. But- June is not the only student who misses reading. Kids she never even knew before begin to flock to June and her banned books. Soon, June is operating an illegal library at her school at the risk of getting in serious trouble.
Through her love of reading, June begins to discover her identity, her confidence, her voice, and her power to make a difference.
5 of 5 stars
Review by Mrs. Sanborn
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