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Friday, September 28, 2012

Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop!

I'm proud today to be participating in the Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop, a great hop sponsored by the bloggers at I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and I Read Banned Books.

This hop helps to bring attention to the 30th anniversary of the national observance of Banned Books Week, and the books that have been challenged as "not being appropriate" over the years.

The American Library Associaton has this to say about BBW -

Banned Books Week is the national book community's annual celebration of the freedom to read. Hundreds of libraries and bookstores around the country draw attention to the problem of censorship by mounting displays of challenged books and hosting a variety of events.

The 2012 celebration of Banned Books Week will be held from September 30 through October 6.

Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. More than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982.

For more information on Banned Books Week, click here.

According to the American Library Association, there were 326 challenges reported to the Office of Intellectual Freedom in 2011, and many more go unreported. The 10 most challenged titles of 2011 were:
  1. ttyl; ttfn; l8r, g8r (series), by Lauren Myracle
    Reasons: offensive language; religious viewpoint; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group
  2. The Color of Earth (series), by Kim Dong Hwa
    Reasons: nudity; sex education; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group
  3. The Hunger Games trilogy, by Suzanne Collins
    Reasons: anti-ethnic; anti-family; insensitivity; offensive language; occult/satanic; violence
  4. My Mom's Having A Baby! A Kid's Month-by-Month Guide to Pregnancy, by Dori Hillestad Butler
    Reasons: nudity; sex education; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group
  5. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
    Reasons: offensive language; racism; religious viewpoint; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group
  6. Alice (series), by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
    Reasons: nudity; offensive language; religious viewpoint
  7. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
    Reasons: insensitivity; nudity; racism; religious viewpoint; sexually explicit
  8. What My Mother Doesn't Know, by Sonya Sones
    Reasons: nudity; offensive language; sexually explicit
  9. Gossip Girl (series), by Cecily Von Ziegesar
    Reasons: drugs; offensive language; sexually explicit
  10. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
    Reasons: offensive language; racism

For this Giveaway Hop, I am offering one copy of one of my favorite books (and ironically, #10 on the list above), To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee.  Plus I'll add in some other great book goodies!

To Enter, just fill out the form below!   Good Luck Everyone!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Be sure to check out the other great blogs participating in this hop!


holdenj said...
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holdenj said...

Thanks for the chance to TKAM. It's such a great classic, sad to see it challenged so often. Thanks!

Linda Kish said...

Thanks for the great giveaway

I am a GFC follower

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Dana said...

Thanks for the great giveaway
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Julie Rupert said...

Thanks for the giveaway!!

crystaley73 said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I am a GFC follower crystaley73
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Myra C said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for the giveaway

DeeDee Griffin said...

Thanks for offering the giveaway!
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Merry said...

I love TO Kill a Mockingbird! I'm a new follower.

Carol M said...

I read this many, many years ago and would love to have my own copy to read again!
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traveler said...

Thanks for this great giveaway. A precious book. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

petite said...

Thanks for this chance for such a wonderful novel. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

ape2016 said...

Thanks for the giveaway

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ape2016 said...

new follower


Angie Adair said...

Thanks for the hop giveaway..an awesome classic! angadair @ nwcable.net

Michele said...

Thanks for the Giveaway!
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ThePixieSprinkles said...

Following you via GFC as ThePixieSprinkles


Thanks! =)

Sayomay said...

Im a new follower via GFC Samantha Deen on both of ur websites! Thank u for the giveaway!

Sarah O. said...

Love to kill a mockingbird!

Jessica (Peace Love Books) said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway! I love the cover of that book :)

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Jessica (Peace Love Books) said...

I'm also a new follower via GFC :)

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Mel Bourn said...

To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my favorite books. I always stuck with me since high school.
New follower: GFC: Mel bourn / Melissa

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Kristen said...

I'm a new follower!

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Dominique said...

Thank you for the giveaway!

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mariehahn13 said...

Thanks for an awesome giveaway! :)

I'm a new GFC follower :)

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bn100 said...

Thanks for the giveaway.


Catie @ Movies in my Head said...

new follower: Catiesmoviesinmyhead@gmail.com

Thanks for the giveaway!

Kaci Verdun said...

Great giveaway! I'm also a new follower via GFC: Kaci Verdun

Shelver506 said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

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CindyWindy2003 said...

i love that book too, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

Cassandra said...

GFC Follower: Cassandra Hicks
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Cheryl said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

GFC - sweepingtheusa

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Daniel M said...

thanks for the giveaway! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Kathy Davis said...

To Kill A Mockingbird is one of my favorites. I don't have my own copy and I would love to rrad it again.
Kathy Davis

Krista Grandstaff said...

I'm a new GFC follower: Krista Grandstaff

Caitlin said...

I am a new gfc follower!

Caitlin said...

thanks for the giveaway!
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Jessica said...

I'm a new follower!

Allysa said...

Thanks for the giveaway! New follower :)

Cassi said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
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AEKZ2 said...

Thank you for your giveaway!