Friday, September 25, 2015

Banned Book Week Giveaway Hop #3 (INT) #bannedbookweek #giveaway


Welcome to my stop on the Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop hosted by Mary at Book Hounds and Kathy at I Am A Reader, Not A Writer.

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. Visit http://www.ala.org/bbooks/bannedbooksweek for more information.

Most Challenged Titles of 2014

Each year, the ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom compiles a list of the top ten most frequently challenged books in order to inform the public about censorship in libraries and schools. The ALA condemns censorship and works to ensure free access to information.

The Top Ten Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2014 Are:

1) The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Reasons: anti-family, cultural insensitivity, drugs/alcohol/smoking, gambling, offensive language, sex education, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group, violence. Additional reasons: “depictions of bullying”

2) Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Reasons: gambling, offensive language, political viewpoint. Additional reasons: “politically, racially, and socially offensive,” “graphic depictions”

3) And Tango Makes Three Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
Reasons: Anti-family, homosexuality, political viewpoint, religious viewpoint, unsuited for age group. Additional reasons: “promotes the homosexual agenda”

4) The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
Reasons: Sexually explicit, unsuited for age group. Additional reasons: “contains controversial issues”

5) It’s Perfectly Normal by Robie Harris
Reasons: Nudity, sex education, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group. Additional reasons: “alleges it child pornography”

6) Saga by Brian Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Reasons: Anti-Family, nudity, offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited for age group.

7) The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Reasons: Offensive language, unsuited to age group, violence

8) The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Reasons: drugs/alcohol/smoking, homosexuality, offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group. Additional reasons: “date rape and masturbation”

9) A Stolen Life Jaycee Dugard
Reasons: drugs/alcohol/smoking, offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited for age group

10) Drama by Raina Telgemeier
Reasons: sexually explicit

To find more controversial titles, check out ALA's list of Frequently Challenged Books.

Giveaway

I am giving away today your choice of a banned book. (I've never read anything in 2014's top ten, so I'm not limiting you to those.) All you have to do is find what you want somewhere on ALA's list and fill out the Rafflecopter form below.

Winner must be 13 years of age or have parental permission to enter.
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Be sure to stop by these other fantastic blogs and check out their giveaways!


45 comments:

  1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky is one of my all time favorite banned books.

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  2. Thanks for hosting! I'd love to read the Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian

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  3. My favorite is To Kill A Mockingbird. Own a few copies already. But would love to win The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  4. My favorite is To Kill A Mockingbird. Own a few copies already. But would love to win The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  5. I would like to win the Sherman Alexie book. Thanks for this giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. I read Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eyes and loved it! It is one of my all time favorite books. I would like to win A Stolen Life Jaycee Dugard. Thanks for the chance!

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  7. I would love to win The Perks of Being a Wallflower!

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  8. I've got lots of favorites. One that I really enjoyed was Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.. Thanks.

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  9. The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian

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  10. The Giver is my favorite! ! Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win!

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  11. I would like to win The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Thanks for the chance!

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  12. I'd pick The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison. I love her writing and she is a legend in the literary world.

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  13. I would love to win The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Can't believe I still haven't read that one.

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  14. I would pick The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrisson.

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  15. I'd really like to get Persepolis 2 -- I read the first and it's a wonderful graphic novel.

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  16. I'd probably pick DRAMA by Raina Telgemeier.

    --Trix

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  17. The perks of being a wallflower would be my first choice!

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  18. I'd like to win The Perks of Being A Wallflower :)

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  19. I'd like to win Saga by Brian Vaughan and Fiona Staples.

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  20. I want to win a copy of The Hunger Games.

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  21. My favorite banned book is The Giver but I'm not sure which one I'd like to win.

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  22. I love To Kill a Mockingbird and I would say to win either the Giver or the Bluest Eye.

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  23. I love anything written by Stephen King and most if not all of his books have been banned, somewhere.

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  24. I would choose A Stolen Life, it seems very interesting and I have not read it before.

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  25. My favorite banned book is Of Mice and Men.

    (Nikki Marie on rafflecopter)

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  26. The Kite Runner is my favorite! I would choose Persepolis, 'cause it's the only one I haven't read yet!

    Carolina M on rafflecopter

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  27. my favorite i Harry Potter and The Hunger Games is second.

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  28. I'd like to win Vol.1 of *Saga*.

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  29. I think I'd love to win Kite Runner and I think the Harry Potter series is my favorite!

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  30. My favorite banned book is harry potter :)

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  31. My favorite banned book is To Kill A Mockingbird.

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  32. My favorite banned books are The Hunger Games and the Harry Potter series.

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  33. I want to read so many banned books it isn't funny! I might read The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian if given the chance.

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  34. I loved the movie Perks of Being a Wallflower, so I'd love to read the book. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  35. My favorite banned book is To Kill a Mockingbird.

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  36. I would like to win The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

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  37. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky! Thanks for the giveaway! Happy Reading!

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  38. I would like The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

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  39. I loved Slaughterhouse-Five, Catcher in the Rye, 1984 and Brave New World.

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  40. I love the Harry Potter series, and would love to have the book, Harry Potter.

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  41. My favorite banned book is To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

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  42. I'd choose The House of Night series.

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