Banned Books Week 2013 Giveaway Hop
It’s that time of year again when we celebrate our freedom to read the books we want.
The stupidity and short-sightedness of people never ceases to amaze me. If you don’t want to read a particular book because it offends you, then just don’t read it. If you don’t want your kids to read a certain book, then don’t let them (it’s called parenting – try it sometime). If your child has read said book behind your back, then talk to them about it – I shouldn’t have to explain these things. But I do… and here’s why:
From the American Library Association’s Yearly List of Banned/or Challenged Books:
Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
This one is kind of a “well, duh…”
*This bibliography represents books challenged, restricted, removed, or banned in 2012 and 2013 as reported in the Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom from May 2012 to May 2013.
I highly suggest you check out the list of challenged/banned books from each year, if only to read the arguments behind the challenges! You’ll be smacking your forehead on your desk a few times…
For even MORE information, check out the Banned Books Week website for all the up to date information on this week long event.
Giveaway time! I’m giving away your choice of one book above. If you’ve read all those books above, pick your favorite and give it to a friend to read or donate it. OR, for a little negotiating, you can pick another challenged/banned book (valued under $15 USD). I’m easy
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And here’s the fun part: hitting up all the other blogs participating in this great giveaway! Have fun!
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