Saturday, September 24, 2011

Banned Books Giveaway

Every year books are challenged. Sometimes it's the same books over and over. My opinion on banning books? I think it shouldn't be allowed. If a parent doesn't want their child to read a book, then that's their business. But no one should be telling other adults or children of others that something isn't appropriate.

To be honest, I think a lot of time, these adults don't give their kids enough credit. Reading about teens drinking, partying, having sex, etc... it's not going to convince a teenager to do those things. So, in honor of banned books week, I'm giving away a wonderful book that has been challenged and banned numerous places.

To enter, you must:
1. Follow this blog.
2. Be 13 or older.
3. Have a US mailing address. (If you don't, but know someone who will send it to you, you can use that address)
4. Fill out this form.


We Heart YA said...

We couldn't agree more! Thanks for the giveaway. We've read a couple of these books and LOVED them.

Henry L. said...

Some of the latest attackes on books are... Rediculous to tell the truth.

A group of Christians from the mid-west is trying to force a new online publisher, Orange Cat Publishing, to not even release a book because of subject matter.

OK, no mystery there, it's called "Keeley Thomson: Demon Girl" the author is K.L. Byron. The reason for "banning" it, pure and total supression actually, is that it's religiously offensive, has some gay people and shows some adults in a less than positive light.

It's a Young Adult book that was either leaked on purpose or got put out accidently, which is hapeneing a lot more now with things, so the anti-reading crowd (or is that anti-thinking?) has a chance to go after it before anyone really has a chance to see it.

This is so much more dangerous than just having things removed from a school library!

This could easily lead to people never even having a chance to know certain books existed. We have to be a lot more focused and aware now and support the small publishers and the e-books people when we can.

Dot said...

I thought I was the only one that knew about Keeley T. but it seems like a lot of people are catching on.

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