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GIVEAWAY! Banned Books Week Hop

 Banned Book Week! 

The week of 9.24.11 through 10.1.11 is set aside to bring notice to a growing trend in public and school libraries -- pulling literature from circulation based on the actions of a few, not the majority of the public.  Since 1982, the American Library Association has put together campaigns to make everyone aware of the circumstances of this form of censorship.  Some of the books banned are for minor issues like language that was once accepted but is now objectionable.  Instead of personal responsibility, these censors wish to impose their beliefs on everyone. 

I don't believe in censorship of any media.  I think it is a parents' place to make sure their children are consuming appropriate materials.  I don't want someone else telling me what is right for my child, nor do I want to tell anyone what is acceptable for their family.  I let my son read, watch, listen to anything he wanted with a few important guidelines in place.  I reviewed and discussed with him the media he was consuming.  He turned out more advanced, making better choices and incredibly responsible for those decisions.   

Special thanks to Kathy at I Am a Reader, Not a Writer and  Jen at I Read Banned Books for putting together this awesome blog hop! 

Now on to the fun part!  These books were challenged in some way, either at a public or school library. Help take a stand against this form of censorship.

Picoult, Jodi. My Sister’s Keeper. Atria Bks. Pulled from classrooms in Clawson, Mich. (2008) as too
racy for middle school students. The novel is the story of a young girl who sues her parents because
they want her to donate a kidney to her sister.

Pullman, Philip. The Golden Compass. Knopf. Retained by the publicly funded Dufferin-Peel Catholic School District in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada (2008) with a sticker on the inside cover telling readers “representations of the church in this novel are purely fictional and are not reflective of the real Roman Catholic Church or the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”


Contest is open to anyone over 13 years old with a reliable mailing address
Contest ends on 10.1.11 Winner will be chosen by on 10.2.11
Winner will have 48 hours to respond to email or a new winner will be chosen
This giveaway is sponsored by ME for ONE winner FOR THE ABOVE BOOKS
Please note:  these books are used, but in good condition.
PLEASE NOTE:  If postage is extremely expensive for me to mail these books, I may opt to give the winner a $15 credit at The Book Depository.

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  1. HEY!

    Thanks for the giveaway! I totally believe these books shouldn't be banned, they are very moving and life-changing. Schools shouldn't deprive children who wouldn't normally read of these incredible books.

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    My favourite banned book, has to be My Sisters Keeper. It changed my life for reasons I'd rather not say.


  2. OOPS! For the tweet, I meant -->!/MollyGibsonMee/status/117343456573136897

  3. Thnx 4 the chance!!

    shared on Facebook(

    My favorite banned book
    Fahrenheit 451

  4. Thanks for the giveaway. My favorite (and on my top ten list on my blog ( is My Sisters Keeper. LOVE that book.

    Jill at
    Seaside Book Nook

  5. Thanks for the giveaway. My fav banned book is twilight.

    Lizzi0915 at aol dot com

  6. wow when i went to school they were on the required list to read, thanks for having this tour.
    jbarrett5 at

  7. The Harry Potter series. Thanks for the giveaway :)

  8. It's difficult for me to pick a favorite banned book, because there are so many good ones. I love The Catcher in the Rye and I think Farenheit 451 is the most ironic. :)

  9. Thanks for the giveaway! I don't agree with this list. There are so many great books in this list and I can't understand why they are banned.
    My favorite is The lord of the rings!

  10. My favorite banned book is The Hunger Games.
    Thanks for the giveaway !!!

  11. One of my favorites is The Giver
    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

  12. One of my fave banned books is Gossip Girl! Why must they ban it!?


  13. Favorite banned book is To Kill A Mockingbird. Thanks for having this giveaway.


  14. Thanks for the great giveaway. My favorite banned book would have to be To Kill A Mocking Bird. I also liked Twilight and Diary of Anne Frank and sooo many more on the list...

  15. My favorite is Of Mice and Men.


    couponcookie at gmail dot com

  16. +1

    My favourite banned books are the Twilight series, as well as Diary of Anne Frank.

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

  17. +1 for tweeting:!/DarleneBookNook/status/119868571479318528

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

  18. My favorite banned book is The Hunger Games.

    I tweeted here!/itzKelseyD/status/119949031228194816

    Poisnivyred AT

  19. My favorite Banned Book is Forever by Judy Blume.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  20. My favorite banned book is The Giver.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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

  21. A Tollar -- supaflychikenpi2

    An email has been sent to the lucky person named above (first part of their email address in case my note ends up in spam). The winner has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

    Thanks to all who entered.



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