Friday, September 23, 2011

Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop

The American Library Association supports "the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one's opinions even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular and stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of those viewpoints to all who wish to read them."

This giveaway is hosted by I am a Reader, Not a Writer & I Read Banned Books to bring attention to books that others have challenged.  A challenge is an attempt to remove or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a person or group. A banning is the removal of those materials.

The ALA points out that "challenges do not simply involve a person expressing a point of view; rather, they are an attempt to remove material from the curriculum or library, thereby restricting the access" to others.

To find out more about banned books, check out the American Library's Association Page.

Here are a few books that are frequently challenged:

The Giveaway:

In honor of Banned Books Week, I am giving away any book of the winner's choice that is on the frequently challenged list.  You can find the list on the American Library Association's site.  Or if you find it somewhere else, I don't care.

  1. This is an international giveaway.  
  2. FILL OUT THIS FORM to enter.
  3. The giveaway ends on October 1st.  
  4. You do not have to be a follower.
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