Thursday, September 27, 2012

Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop



As a current teacher, and a librarian wannabe, I am really glad to be participating in this Blog Hop.  I think it is very important that all people get the chance to read what they want.  No one should be able to tell another person what they can or can't read (except parents and their children) just because there is something in the book they don't like or agree with.  One of the banned books I've picked below as one of my favorites is all about a girl who is on drugs and her life is just horrible.  But reading it in high school didn't make me want to do drugs, and didn't glamorize it in any way.  It just gave me a look into that world, one that I would never have seen, and helped to give me some empathy for people who did find themselves in that situation.
This is the 30th Anniversary of Banned Book Week as put on by ALA, the American Library Association.  Some of the books I found on the list are just unimaginable as to why they could possibly be on there.  You can get more information about that from the ALA website.
For my giveaway you can choose one of my 10 favorite banned books shown below.  Just fill out the Rafflecopter below that.  And be sure to go check out the other links in the Linky below for some other great giveaways and stops about Banned Books.





a Rafflecopter giveaway


60 comments:

  1. I'd like to win The Giver. I've never read it, and I have this feeling I should. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. I would like to win The Giver. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  3. I'd like to win Go Ask Alice. Thank you for the international giveaway!

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  4. i would love to read The Giver - sounds like a compelling story.

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  5. I'd like to win Gone with The Wind or Fahrenheit 451. Thanks!

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  6. I would like to win Gone with The Wind! :]
    Thank you so much for the giveaway!!
    Marijana Sitar

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  7. Gone with the Wind or How to eat Fried Worms for my son. julierupert@gmail.com

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  8. I'd choose The Giver. Thanks!

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  9. Gone with the Wind Thanks for the chance to win

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  10. I think I'd pick A Wrinkle in Time. Thank you :)

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  11. I've been dying to read Gone with the Wind after a coworker raved about it.

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    1. I'm not actually offering that one, sorry. I haven't read it. So am only offering the books I listed above. I hope if you win, there's one of those you'd want.

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  13. If I win I'd like to read Animal Farm. Nikki Marie on rafflecopter

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  14. I would pick Go Ask Alice..thanks for the hop!

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  15. I'd love to read The Giver. Thank you. :)

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  16. Love to win a Wrinkle In Time. I have read most of the rest.

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  17. The Catcher in the Rye. I've always wanted to read it, thanks for the chance to win! =)

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  18. I would choose Animal Farm- I really want to read it! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  19. I'd love to read A Wrinkle in Time. I love time travel stories!

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  20. Hi Lisa :D I would love to have Go ask Alice :D - Ara

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  21. I would be interested in Anne Frank, it would be a nice addition to my classroom.

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  22. I would choose Gone With the Wind.
    Thank you for the giveaway :)

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  23. I would love to win Gone With the Wind!! Thanks so much for the giveaway :)

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  24. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger.

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  25. Flowers for Algernon is banned??!! That was my favourite book in high school!! I want that one!

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  26. Animal Farm or The Catcher in the Rye. Thanks!

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  27. I think I would pick A Wrinkle in Time. :)

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  28. I'd pick Go Ask Alice. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  29. Maybe A Wrinkle in Time or The Giver

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  30. I'd go with Anne Frank! Thanks for the giveaway

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  31. I'd love to own a copy of A Wrinkle in Time :)

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  32. The Kite Runner.
    thanks for making this international!

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    1. I'm not actually giving a copy of The Kite Runner away, as I haven't read it. Sorry. I hope if your name gets drawn from the Rafflecopter that there are one of the 10 books I am offering that you'll want.

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  33. i might get lord of the flies, haven't read this yet, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  34. I think I'd choose Gone with the wind! I really love the movie and haven't read it yet!

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  35. I would pick Anne Frank. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  36. I would love Anne Frank, diary of a young girl.

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  37. I would love to read Go Ask Alice
    Lisa Hackney
    yankssssrule08 at yahoo dot com

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  38. A Wrinkle in Time!
    Maya TheBee

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  39. I'd love a of Catcher in the Rye. I just realized that I've never owned it! Thanks.

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  40. I would like Flowers for Algernon. I read a short story version of the novel in eighth grade and would really like to read the actual novel.
    Thanks!

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  41. I might get How to Eat Fried Worms--my daughter would love this!

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