Saturday, September 24, 2011

BANNED BOOKS GIVEAWAY

Thank you to Kathy at I am a Reader and Jen at I Read Banned Books for hosting!

As I was looking over the list of banned or threatened books on the ALA website I was quite shocked that even today some of the more well known books are challenged in our schools.  I do think that in a school there should be some sort of rating system (one of the reasons I have added a rating system to books I review) I don't think that banning a book from the school will solve anything.  I wasn't allowed to read those romance novels as a teen and you better believe that I actively searched out those titles and read them behind closed doors.  Harry Potter and Twilight have been challenged in many schools over the last decade, but HP especially has brought out many non-readers into our wonderful world of fantasy!  I do think it is the responsibility of teachers and parents too make sure that their child knows fact from fantasy and keep involved in their child's reading list and answer those questions that can crop up!  No matter what your view is on this subject.....
 Just please Keep Reading (authors have to eat too)!

Anyway....off my soapbox and on to the prize!

For anyone who has access to The Book Depository
$10 Gift Certificate to buy your banned or challenged book
Did you know A Wrinkle in Time has been challenged?






For more bloghopping fun here's the linky trail!

39 comments:

  1. To Kill a Mockingbird - especially in recent years.

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  2. I'm amazed that the Harry Potter books were challenged and even topped the most challenged books of the past decade!

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  3. I don't think books should be banned, I just wish there was a rating system in place for books like there is music and movies so parents have a head's up as to content and can help kids choose more age appropriately.

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  4. thank you!!

    americangirlie1991 at yahoo dot com

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  5. harry potter and huckleberry finn

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  6. LOVE BANNED BOOKS THERE THE BEST!!!


    gaby891@yahoo.com

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  7. Vampire Academy has surprised me


    gaby011421@yahoo.com

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  8. The Harry Potter and Goosebumps Series amaze me that they are on this list.

    AndreaH
    davandihamilton (at) gmail (dot) com

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  9. I was surprized to see Nickle and dimed on the list.

    methom@earthlink.net

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  10. I was surprised that the Harry Potter, The Golden Compass and The Hunger Games were on the list. Thanks for the giveaway.

    your1chef at aol dot com

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  11. wow when i went to school they were on the required list to read, thanks for having this tour.
    Julie

    jbarrett5 at cox.net

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  12. RL Stein's work; those things were everywhere when I was young ...
    Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  13. The hunger games and vampire academy.

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  14. I'm not really shocked about any that are on the list. If anything, I'm surprised that there aren't more. Its always the most thought provoking books that seem to offend and cause controversy. Unfortunately, some peoples arrogant assumption that they have the right to deny the right to choose what to read away from other parents and children based on their own personal beliefs doesn't shock me at all.

    Donna @ The Happy Booker
    ahappybooker at gmail dot com

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  15. I always love having the option to choose! lovely choice - but of course my GFC name is pabkins - what else would it be? *thinks up more crazy names*

    Pabkins @ Mission to Read

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  16. I'm surprised Goosebumps books are on the list. I read these back in elementary school

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  17. I don't really get shocked by banned books just saddened. I have read and enjoyed so many banned books.
    bookloon at gmail dot com

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  18. It surprised me that a Wrinkle in Time was on that list too! Also a Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein! Crazy! Thanks!

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  19. Definitely shocked by the banning/challenging of Harry Potter. It's such a fantastic series!

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  20. I just heard that Water for Elephants was on the list (banned or challenged). Haven't checked yet, but if it's true I'm really surprised about it.
    Great giveaway! Thanks :-)
    _yay_

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  21. The Harry Potter books amaze me by being on this list. Granted, they're pretty dark, but I don't really believe they're that extreme.

    abbydillon16 AT yahoo DOT com

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  22. I'm surprised Harry Potter are on the list.

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  23. im just REALLY surprised to see to kill a mocking bird being banned. Is talking about racism a taboo?

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  24. I'm pretty familiar with the Banned Books List by now, but I think it should be a crime to ban Harry Potter :( Makes me sad b/c I know some religious ppl who would not let their children read it because of the "witchcraft".

    aprilxu2222@gmail.com

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  25. The Diary of Anne Frank. Seriously?

    misusedinnocence@aol.com

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  26. I agree, The Diary of Anne Frank??? Required reading when I was in school.
    Chanticlear1(at)gmail(dot)com
    Thanks for your generous contribution to the Banned Books Week Giveaway Blog Hop!

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  27. I'm always surprised by the books that make the list. The Diary of Anne Frank, To Kill a Mockingbird, anything by Dr. Seuss. It all surprises me
    insanityisnormal(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. The Junie B. Jones books. My little niece loved them when she was little.

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  29. I'm a little surprised about the Twilight Saga being on the list.

    jmesparza821(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. I'm surprised about the harry potter series being on the list

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  31. I am amazed that The Outsiders is on the list. It was a great book!

    bchild5 at aol dot com

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  32. To Kill a Mocking Bird
    jenhedger at hotmail dot com

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  33. i was amazed that Harry Potter wa on the list.
    nightsky1102 at gmail dot com

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  34. I'm not surprised by a lot of them because there are so many people with different views on life and there is always going to be someone offended by a book. However, I was surprised to find Flowers For Algernon on the list.

    jaidahsmommy(at)comcast(dot)net

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  35. I am amazed that the Hunger Games is being banned.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    Here's Mine. Hope you'll stop by and enter as well: Read Banned Books Week Hop and Giveaway

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  36. Harry Potter and Hunger Games surprised me

    Kelsey d

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  37. I don't know if the giveaway is still open since the form is closed, but I thought it went to midnight EST, so here's my entry:

    GFC follower SarahSparrow.
    Twitter follower @Sarah_Sparrow.

    Where's Waldo is in there somewhere; that surprised me.

    captainsarahsparrow at hotmail dot com

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