Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop

September 28, 2012 giveaway 60

As a current teacher, and a librarian wannabe, I am really glad to be participating in this Blog Hop.  I think it is very important that all people get the chance to read what they want.  No one should be able to tell another person what they can or can’t read (except parents and their children) just because there is something in the book they don’t like or agree with.  One of the banned books I’ve picked below as one of my favorites is all about a girl who is on drugs and her life is just horrible.  But reading it in high school didn’t make me want to do drugs, and didn’t glamorize it in any way.  It just gave me a look into that world, one that I would never have seen, and helped to give me some empathy for people who did find themselves in that situation.
This is the 30th Anniversary of Banned Book Week as put on by ALA, the American Library Association.  Some of the books I found on the list are just unimaginable as to why they could possibly be on there.  You can get more information about that from the ALA website.
For my giveaway you can choose one of my 10 favorite banned books shown below.  Just fill out the Rafflecopter below that.  And be sure to go check out the other links in the Linky below for some other great giveaways and stops about Banned Books.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

60 Responses to “Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop”

    • Lisa Mandina

      I'm not actually offering that one, sorry. I haven't read it. So am only offering the books I listed above. I hope if you win, there's one of those you'd want.

    • Lisa Mandina

      I'm not actually giving a copy of The Kite Runner away, as I haven't read it. Sorry. I hope if your name gets drawn from the Rafflecopter that there are one of the 10 books I am offering that you'll want.

  1. Cassi

    I would like Flowers for Algernon. I read a short story version of the novel in eighth grade and would really like to read the actual novel.
    Thanks!

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