I ould do the exact same thing all over again if I ad the chance.Premise/plot: June Harper loves, hate, loves to ead, but when her parents catch her reading her latest check out from the school library, The Makings of a Witch, her worst nightmare begins.
No, it 's he act that her parents strip her room of every single book, and not satisfied with that proceed to strip the school library of every single book as well.June Harper a book glutton finds herself cut off from every source.
Thus becoming the REBEL LIBRARIAN.My thoughts: I hink perfect ending for Property of the Rebel Librarian would have been her sitting with her parents at breakfast and saying I HAD THE CRAZIEST DREAM LAST NIGHT AND YOU BOTH WERE IN IT!
Somehow convincing the principal, the school board, the PTA, the whole of the staff, and th good percentage of the student body that BOOKS WERE BAD and that the LIBRARY needed to be closed indefinitely because it was SUPER-DANGEROUS.
There is lso a HUGE disparit in my opinion between a book being assigned reading within a classroom AND a book being available -- on the shelf -- in the school library.
ome books not at all.June '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 the school library so that the books an be evaluated for content.
They care what June READS but not what she watches on TV.The book also fails to be elievable in another way.
And the school and school board should have clear, written-down procedures in place for what happens 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 obvious that a parent could object to ONE book being in the library collection and have it successfully removed.
But he dea that a parent could have every single library book removed from the library altogether and have the books boxed up and shipped out is beyond ridiculous.A book written that thoughtfully reflects a child 's struggle in a difficult position would have een a great addition.