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First Second, Aug 30, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 224 pages
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Neal Barton just wants to read in peace. Unluckily for him, some local Christian activists are trying to get his favorite fantasy series banned from the Americus public library on grounds of immoral content and heresy. Something has to be done, and it looks like quiet, shy Neal is going to have to do it. With youth services librarian Charlotte Murphy at his back, Neal finds himself leading the charge to defend the mega-bestselling fantasy series that makes his life worth living.

This funny, gripping, and relatable tale of life and local politics in middle America is currently being serialized online at

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User Review  - Rosa.Mill - LibraryThing

Neal's best friend gets sent away to camp followed by military school right after the boys graduate middle school due to Steve's ultra conservative parents. Steve's mother then begins a vendetta ... Read full review

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User Review  - Angelina-Justice - LibraryThing

This would be a great addition to a classroom or book club discussion about censorship. The plot centers around teen life and relationships, but zeroes in on the attempt of one set of parents to ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Indie comics writer and illustrator MK Reed lives in Brooklyn. She’s an old hand at the self publishing scene but this is her first go-round with a big publisher.

Jonathan Hill is a cartoonist & illustrator living in Portland, Oregon. Americus will be his first graphic novel.

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