Banned Books Week Hop

Banned books week hop

Banned books week hopWelcome to the Banned Books Week Hop. Thanks to Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Jen from I Read Banned Books, for hosting.

For this hop I’m giving away a $10 gift card to Barnes and Noble, Amazon, or a book from the Book Depository. Just keep in mind that you should buy a banned or challenged book with the winnings…in honor of Banned Book Week you know!

Banned book week is an annual event that celebrates the importance of the first Amendment. Banned Book Week highlights the benefits of  free and open access to information and also brings attention to the damage caused by censorship.

Banned books week features books that have been banned or targets of attempted banning. Most have not actually been banned because of the efforts of librarians, teachers, booksellers, and members of the community to prevent the banning of books. Librarians and book lovers of all kinds are the best people!

Enter my giveaway on the Rafflecopter form below and then hop on to the next blog on the list that you can find on I Am A Reader Not A Writer.

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  1. Not entering giveaway but wanted to thank you for your post.

    The American Library Association website for banned/challenged books–short list for classics only–includes To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee; 1984, by George Orwell; A Farewell to Arms and For Whom the Bell Tolls, by Ernest Hemingway; Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell; and Sophie’s Choice, by William Styron. The first four were required reading in my school days.

    A commenter on Murder She Writes, however, took me aback by mentioning the Bible, which of course is banned in some places.

    1. Yes I was required to read some of those in school as well. It is hard for me to believe sometimes that people really wanted/want to ban some of those books.

      Some folks will take offense at just about anything.

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