It’s that time of year again! This Saturday, September 25th, marks the beginning of Banned Books Week. Unfortunately, BBW got started a little early this year with the outrageous censorship issues in Republic, MO against Speak, Twenty Boy Summer and Slaughterhouse Five and also in Stockton, MO against The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian.
I plan on celebrating my right to read by highlighting a different banned book each day of BBW here on my blog. Along with discussing a selection of banned books and why they should be read, I’m holding a Banned Books Giveaway!
The Prize: The winner will have his or her choice of two banned books (i.e. Deadline by Chris Crutcher and Crank by Ellen Hopkins) Check here for lists of commonly banned books. **UPDATE: Neal Shusterman, author of banned book Unwind, is sending me a signed copy of Unwind to include in the prize! How cool is that?!**
To Enter: All you need to do is leave a comment below naming your favorite banned book and why you think it should be read. You may only enter once; multiple entries will be disqualified.
Rules: Sorry, but this is not an international contest. This will be open until 10 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) Saturday, October 2nd. The winner will be randomly chosen and notified by email.
I’m looking forward to your responses! Spread the word 🙂
***THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED*** I will post the winner soon.