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by | Read by Monika Felice Smith

Children Ages 10+ • 6 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2018

Seventh-grader June has always done well in school and obeyed her parents' wishes. That is, until they invoke a school-district-wide crusade against books they deem unsuitable. Narrator Monika Felice Smith's voice is youthful and earnest, lending sympathy to June's cause: running a locker library of banned books to compensate for her much-loved--and recently fired--school librarian's absence. Smith gives distinct, believable voices to the story's middle school characters, such as love interest Graham and exciting new friend Abby. But the adults all share a formal-sounding voice. Perhaps this was intentional on the part of Smith; the story paints the adults as one-dimensional villains, so it makes sense that they have similar voices. S.P. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2018]

Trade Ed. • Listening Library • 2018

DD ISBN 9780525635864 $18.00


Library Ed. • Listening Library • 2018

CD ISBN 9780525635871 $45.00 • Five CDs

DD ISBN 9780525635888 $45.00

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