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Edition:
Shojo beat ed.
Publisher, Date:
San Francisco : Viz Media, 2010-
Description:
v. : chiefly ill. ; 20 cm.
Summary:
"In the near future, the federal government creates a committee to rid society of books it deems unsuitable. The libraries vow to protect their collections, and with the help of local governments, form a military group to defend themselves---the Library Forces! Iku Kasahara has dreamed of joining the Library Defense Force ever since one of its soldiers stepped in to protect her favorite book from being confiscated in a bookstore when she was younger. But now that she's finally a recruit, she's finding her dream job to be a bit of a nightmare. Especially since her hard-hearted drill instructor seems to have it out for her!"--P. [4] of cover (v. 1).
Target Audience Note:
"Rated T+ for older teen"--P. [4] of cover.
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Notes:
First published in Japan by Hakusensha, Inc., Tokyo.
In keeping with the original Japanese format, this book reads from back to front and from right to left.
Translated from the Japanese.
17 22 52 72 87 93 98 112 113 149 150 166 168 172 174 179
ISBN:
9781421534886 (pbk. : 1)
1421534886 (pbk. : 1)
9781421534893 (pbk. : 2)
1421534894 (pbk. : 2)
9781421534909 (pbk. : 3)
1421534908 (pbk. : 3)
9781421536897 (pbk. : 4)
1421536897 (pbk. : 4)
9781421538440 (pbk. : 5)
142153844X (pbk. : 5)
9781421539775 (pbk. : 6)
1421539772 (pbk. : 6)
9781421541235 (pbk. : 7)
9781421542683 (pbk. : 8)
9781421551586 (pbk. : 9)
9781421553764 (pbk. : 10)
9781421564319 (pbk. : 11)
9781421542683
1421542684
Other Number:
637146520
System Availability:
32
Current Holds:
1
# Local items:
32
Control Number:
318735
Call Number:
741.5/952
Course Reserves:
0
# Local items in:
30
# System items in:
30
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Who hasn't wanted to take a taser to a patron for defacing library materials? Iku is a new recruit to the Library Defense Force, a special unit dedicated to protecting books and libraries from government censorship. She was determined to join the Force when a particularly handsome agent saved her favorite book from government destruction. Will she survive the rigorous military training, her arrogant commander, and the Dewey Decimal system to become a full member of the combat Defense Force? This first volume in what is sure to be a popular manga series (at least with librarians) features an appealing heroine, romantic suspense, and an anticensorship theme; perfect inspirational reading for Banned Book Week, coming up at the end of the month. First published in Japan in 2008.-Angelina Benedetti, "35 Going on 13," BookSmack! 9/16/10 (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Summary
Iku Kasahara has dreamed of joining the Library Forces ever since one of its soldiers stepped in to protect her favourite book from being confiscated in a bookstore when she was younger. But now that she's finally a recruit, she's finding her dream job to be a bit of a nightmare. Especially since her hard-hearted drill instructor seems to have it in for her!
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