A book-loving boy from the small Oklahoma town of Americus grapples with the travails of high school and takes a stand when it looks as though his favorite fantasy series, starring a young sorceress who hunts monsters and tyrants, might be banned from the local library. That’s the storyline of Americus, written by M.K. Reed and illustrated by Jonathan Hill. The book will be published by Roaring Brook’s First Second Books in August 2011.