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  1. says:

    Banksy inspired YA Fiction Review of the Puffin Canada hardcover edition Jan 2020 The initial attraction for me here was the cleverness of the cover design The supposed googly eyes of the stencilled squirrel could also be security camera monitors pointing in different directions These are the sort of real world objects which the real life Banksy would incorporate into their stencilled social commentary graffiti work I then found out that it was a Young Adult fiction book dealing with cyber bullying and privacy issues which seemed like a worthy topic.I thought the issues were handled well and the topic of Banksy was incorporated appropriately into the plot Protagonist Dominica Rivers is initially inspired by a Banksy book that her gallery owning grandmother gifts to her When incidents of cyber bullying occur at school she inadvertently starts drawing and then stencilling squirrel symbols in protest in homage to Banksy s iconic rat images The tone is kept fairly light and there are a lot of diversions into snack food eating Still, I thought it was well done Trivia and LinksThe author does add a cautionary end note to discourage children young adults from taking vigilante action themselves, but to instead contact trusted adult figures Links to prevent or combat cyber bullying are provided to to is also an endnote about Banksy with a link to a 2014 article about Why Banksy is Probably a Woman.

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    Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for an eARC of this book.I really enjoyed this story that takes a look at the topics of security and privacy at a private school Dominica s school is filled with cameras, and someone hack into them and starts posting embarrassing photos of students on the school forum When Dominica and her friend approach the administration, they receive little support the school values security over student privacy As the situation escalates, Dominica and her friends decide to use art to draw attention to the issue in ways big and small.I really enjoyed a story set in a private school for gifted students The issue of violation of privacy becomes relevant as technology use increases for example, all of the students have school issued laptops, and the parents are notified as they scan in and out of school Young readers will relate to the characters and the plot, while the subject matter could lead to interesting classroom discussions and debates Although the cover is not one that I feel will greatly appeal to middle grade readers, the story is one I definitely recommend.

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    E ARC provided by Edelweiss PlusDominica goes to a fancy private Mitchell Academy with her friends Holden and Saanvi They generally like school, but are increasingly alarmed by Principal Plante s insistence on having cameras everywhere and school IDs that ping parents when students arrive in the building This concern grows when footage of a student having an embarrassing moment is posted on a school discussion forum, and not long after, footage of Dom turning her shirt right side out in the empty school library, thereby showing her bra, is also posted Dom gets in trouble for the flashing , but the principal doesn t call her home Dom is pretty sure that the principal s nasty son, Josh, is the one behind hacking into the surveillance cameras, since he taunts her about the incident Dom is embarrassed and devastated, but doesn t want to talk to her mother about it Her mother has a very busy and successful catering business that keeps her out many nights, and she is also dating Frank, since Dom s father died when she was quite young The apartment building doorman keeps close tabs on Dom, as does her grandmother, George, but she still could use some sympathetic adults in her life She is very interested in art, and George runs a local gallery and gives her lots of books After reading a book about Banksy s installations addressing the issue of privacy and surveillance, Dom decides to do a project on him for her ethics class This is scuttled when the teacher who also has footage posted of her changes the project, but also because Dom starts thinking about doing a similar project to draw attention to the problems at her school She finds that boys are getting points for sharing embarassing things when Holden infiltrates their group, and with the help of fellow students Max and Miranda, Dom mounts an impressively involved graffitti campaign to try to make a difference Knowing she could get expelled for even the small pictures she puts up around the school, will Dom and her friends be able to pull out all the stops and change the culture of privacy at their school Strengths This book had so many things I enjoyed Dom s active interest in making art and learning the history of it is a rare thing to find in a middle grade book The issues of privacy and surveillance is even rarer, and very, very timely Because of increased security in my school, we have a LOT of new cameras that are so clear that the school resource officer can read what people are looking at on their phones in the hallway how long will it be before I am caught on tape at 6 a.m in an empty building adjusting my slip in the hallway Yikes I loved how Dom took Banksy s art and adapted it to her own circumstances There were a lot of smaller plot points about everyday middle school that were nice to see Dom s relationship with her grandmother, her mother s dating, her jealousy over Holden and Saanvi s relationship, the school work, and dealing with social media bullying I especially appreciated the note right at the end of the book that told students that while Dom s approach to solving her problem makes for a great story, if readers experience social media problems, they should immediately tell a trusted adult to get help.Weaknesses As a principal s kid, I m not a fan of the trope of the evil principal who lets her own child get away with things Even though my dad wasn t at my school, I couldn t get away with ANYTHING Also, the graffiti was hard to take while the school deserved a hard time about the surveillance, the custodians were the ones who had to clean up the walls Some of it was chocolate and not paint, but still probably hard to clean What I really think Even though this is a Canadian title, the hardcover IS available from Follett Titlewave, so I m definitely purchasing There were a lot of things I really loved about this one, including the black squirrel on the cover And I love that the black squirrels at Kent State CAME FROM CANADA

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    This book tackles the tough issues of cyber bullying and cyber security in schools.Dominica and her friends are targeted by a cyber bully, who is posting embarrassing images of them online They discover that the images were taken from the school s security cameras They stage a protest to show how damaging the security cameras are to the students and teachers.These are important issues for children to be aware of today Just because the school administration in this book thought the cameras in classrooms and hallways would keep children safe, that doesn t mean they re right The cameras actually posed a threat to students when the embarrassing images were leaked The cameras also made the teachers and students alter their behavior in class because they knew they were being watched at all times Though there are some advantages to cyber security, it can be dangerous in the wrong hands.I really liked this story Thank you Penguin Random House for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  5. says:

    Earc from netgalley.It was a very interesting topic to cover in a middle grade book, for sure have not seen this much the cover was a little weird though and not super appealing.

  6. says:

    I found this very slow moving

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Me and Bansky A Banksy Style Protest Against Cameras In Classrooms Brings A Group Of Middle Grade Students Together For Fans Of Rebecca Stead, Susin Nielsen And Gordon KormanDominica S Private School Is Covered In Cameras, And Someone Is Hacking Into Them And Posting Embarrassing Moments For The Whole School To See Like Ana Picking Her Nose When Dominica Quickly Changes Her Shirt From Inside Out In What She Thinks Is The Privacy Of A Quiet Corner In The Library, She S Shocked And Embarrassed To Discover A Video Has Captured This And Is Currently Circulating Amongst Her Schoolmates So Mortifying, Especially Since Over The Past Three Years, They Ve Had A Half Dozen School Talks About Social Media SafetyWho Has Access To The School Security Cameras And Why Are They Doing This Dominica And Her Best Friends, Holden And Saanvi, Are Determined To Find Out, And In The Process Start An Art Based Student Campaign Against Cameras In The Classroom