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Me and Banksy

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  27 ratings  ·  8 reviews
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 Korman.

Dominica'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
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published January 7th 2020 by Puffin Books
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Feb 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
As parents and educators we want to keep our children safe, that is one of the main jobs of parenting, keep your child safe. The world looks a lot different than when we were children and sometimes we can go to extremes to keep our youth from harm. Tanya Lloyd Kyi does an incredible job of exploring safety and security as well as issues such as privacy and cyber bullying in our increasingly online world in Me and Banksy.

Dominica, Saanvi, and Holden all attend a private school for gifted students
Alan Teder
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
Dec 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
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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
Ms. Yingling
Jan 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Dominica 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
Jill Jemmett
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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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
Dominica and her friends are upset over what they feel is an excessive use of security cameras in their school. This concern is heightened when embarrassing videos of the students start showing up online. Dominica's love of art, her interest in the street artist Banksy, and teenage resistance come together in Me and Banksy, an enjoyable middle grade novel.

NOTE: I received an ARC at the OLA Superconference from the publisher, Penguin Random House. However, the book is available for purchase at
Dec 06, 2019 rated it it was ok
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.
I found this very slow moving
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Tanya writes both fiction and non-fiction, often choosing topics related to science, pop culture, or social history—or a combination of the three. She enjoys combining factual research with intriguing narratives, or the life stories of interesting folks.

In her spare time, Tanya likes to run, bake, and read. Her favourite meal is breakfast, her favourite color is blue, and her favourite children’s
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