We have a winner!

pearl-that-broke-its-shellCongratulations to the winner of our The Pearl That Broke Its Shell giveaway!   The  sequence generator at random.org choose Katie S. of Antioch, TN as the winner of the giveaway.  Thanks to all subscribers to this blog! 

 

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Ten Banned Books

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.  You may want to check out this great MSN video – 10 Banned Books.

Banned Books Giveaway

This giveaway has ended.  The winner will be notified on Monday, October 3rd via e-mail.

Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment.  Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States (Source: American Library Association).

In honor of Banned Books Week, I am giving away a new paperback copy of Betrayed by P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast.  The Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom reports that Betrayed was challenged this year in the North Star Borough School District in Fairbanks, Alaska high school libraries because “it simply causes kids to think even more of things sexual.”

Now for the giveaway!  There are two ways to enter, first you can leave a comment on this post letting me know the name and author of your favorite banned book.  The second way to enter is by subscribing to this blog.  My current subscribers are already entered!

I will use random.org to choose one winner and will contact them by email.  It is important that you leave your email address if you leave a comment.  Note: There are a maximum of two entries per person.  The giveaway ends on Saturday, October 1st and the winners will be contacted by email on Monday, October 3rd.  This contest is open to U.S. addresses only.

Good luck!