Americus

Americus

Book - 2011
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Oklahoma teen Neal Barton stands up for his favorite fantasy series, The Chronicles of Apathea Ravenchilde, when conservative Christians try to bully the town of Americus into banning it from the public library.
Publisher: New York : First Second, 2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781596437685
1596437685
9781596436015
1596436018
Characteristics: 215 p. :,chiefly ill. ;,23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Hill, Jonathan David

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mammothhawk229e
Jun 27, 2017

It may be a minor conflict, but it's important to the hard luck protagonist in a small town America.
Nice to see for a positive portrayal of librarians.

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skyekilaen
May 15, 2016

Neal Barton has it tough. First, he’s a fantasy-loving smart kid trapped in a scary little conservative town. Second, he has a pretty negative take on life. While the attitude may well be an effect of the town, he’ll need to find some positive thinking if he’s going to get through what’s coming. His favorite series, The Adventures of Apathea Ravenchilde, is about to come under fire by conservative Christian town citizens trying to save children from the evils of witchcraft.

I love so many of the characters here, especially the town’s youth librarian who is SUCH a fangirl it’s not even funny. In this book, young people aren’t viewed as second class citizens by the good adults, and that’s refreshing. Bonus: a fairly happy gay teen character who may not have the parents he’d choose, but who seems to be getting along fine anyway.

FederalWayEdna Jun 19, 2015

Good book for introducing how some books are challenged by special-interest groups. In this story, a mother recruits community members to force the public library to pull a popular adventure-fantasy series. The librarian asks a shy avid-reader teen to help convince the town the reason for freedom in expression, thought and access to all information.

ISTALKYOURBOOKS Jul 06, 2013

YOU GOT TO FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS TO READ A BOOK!!! This book was very good. It leaves you thinking. Why is it that when you find something that you find fasinating, there's always someone saying it has some dark twisted meanig behind it. Like come on really are people really that bored with there lives.

semi1 Jul 06, 2013

I don't always read comic books, but this one was okay.

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librarylynners
Jul 06, 2012

Interesting.

JINGNA_1 Jul 01, 2012

good book

lokiboo262 Jun 11, 2012

An entertaining read on how a difference o opinion can lead to people choose=ing sides in a seemingly important battle but it isn't really.
i enjoyed it and hope to see more from Mr.Reed

_hollister_ Jun 07, 2012

this book was really interesting about a boy who is fighting to keep his favorite book in the library and stores

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 05, 2012

I ENJOYED THIS BOOK...

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ReadingintheCorner
Nov 13, 2011

ReadingintheCorner thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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Jul 03, 2012

"Reading books never made anyone popular"

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