Attack of the Black Rectangles Launch Event

Image of Amy and the cover of her new book, announcing date and time of launch event (Sept. 6, 7pm)

 Award-winning author Amy Sarig King takes on censorship and intolerance in this timely middle-grade novel, Attack of the Black Rectangles (on sale September 6th, 2022).

When Mac first opens his classroom copy of Jane Yolen's The Devil’s Arithmetic and finds some words blacked out, he thinks it must be a mistake. But then when he and his friends discover what the missing words are, he's outraged. Someone in his school is trying to prevent kids from reading the full story. But who? Even though his unreliable dad tells him to not get so emotional about a book (or anything else), Mac has been raised by his mom and grandad to call out things that are wrong. He and his friends head to the principal's office to protest the censorship... but her response doesn't take them seriously. So many adults want Mac to keep his words to himself. Mac's about to see the power of letting them out.


Amy Sarig King is the author of the middle grade titles Me and Marvin Gardens, a Washington Post Best Book of the Year, and The Year We Fell From Space, an ALSC Notable Children’s Book. She has also published many critically acclaimed young adult novels under the name A. S. King, including Please
Ignore Vera Dietz, which was named a Michael L. Printz Honor Book; Ask the Passengers, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; Michael L. Printz Award winner and LA Times Book Prize finalist Dig; and SWITCH. After many years farming abroad, she now lives back in southeastern Pennsylvania with her family. Visit her website at and follow her on Twitter at @AS_King.



Our book launch party is SOLD OUT.  But you can meet Amy at her event on Sept. 7 for the Berks County Public Libraries (Info HERE) Reserve your signed book below.



Event date: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2022 - 7:00pm to Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 9:00pm
Event address: 
35 E. Main Street
Lititz, PA 17543
Attack of the Black Rectangles By A. S. King Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338680522
Availability: In Store & Available
Published: Scholastic Press - September 6th, 2022