September 27, 2012

Banned Books Week-Hop 2013


Banned Books Week is event which celebrates the freedom to read. Held during the last week of September it reminds us of the importance of the freedom to read what we want, and to express ideas. The week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types.


Banned Books week ( in the states) begins this coming week. The Canadian version of Banned Books Week called "Freedom to Read" and is usually in February. 
Books are empowering, freeing, address issues, start conversations and often remind us that we are not alone. Books are not dangerous. They are memory makers and life savers. We have the right to read what we want and we should always have the freedom to choose and ensure that others have that freedom as well. 

For more information check out this link-www.bannedbooksweek.org/

To bring awareness to Banned Books Week I'm participating in the Banned Books Week Giveaway! Special thanks to Jen from I Read Banned Books and Kathy from I Am a Reader, Not a Writer for hosting the hop. The giveaway opens today (September 28th) and closes October 6th with one winner chosen at random and announced on October 7nd. For your chance to win- enter below. 

The winner will be able to select one book from the list of top ten banned books in 2011 below. 

  1. ttyl; ttfn; l8r, g8r (series), by Lauren Myracle 
    Reasons: offensive language; religious viewpoint; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group
  2. The Color of Earth (series), by Kim Dong Hwa
    Reasons: nudity; sex education; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group
  3. The Hunger Games trilogy, by Suzanne Collins
    Reasons: anti-ethnic; anti-family; insensitivity; offensive language; occult/satanic; violence
  4. My Mom's Having A Baby! A Kid's Month-by-Month Guide to Pregnancy, by Dori Hillestad Butler
    Reasons: nudity; sex education; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group
  5. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
    Reasons: offensive language; racism; religious viewpoint; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group
  6. Alice (series), by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
    Reasons: nudity; offensive language; religious viewpoint
  7. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
    Reasons: insensitivity; nudity; racism; religious viewpoint; sexually explicit
  8. What My Mother Doesn't Know, by Sonya Sones
    Reasons: nudity; offensive language; sexually explicit
  9. Gossip Girl (series), by Cecily Von Ziegesar
    Reasons: drugs; offensive language; sexually explicit
  10. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
    Reasons: offensive language; racism

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131 comments:

  1. It is sad how many books are banned... and really there is nothing wrong with them.

    Angie

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  2. I would choose The Hunger Games.

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  3. Book one from The Color of Earth series.

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  4. I'd choose The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.

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  5. I choose What My Mother Doesn't Know, by Sonya Sones.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  6. I'd choose What My Mother Doesn't Know by Sonya Sones.

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  7. What My Mother Doesn't Know, by Sonya Sones :)

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  8. I'd probably choose The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins or To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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  9. would eithe rchoose hunger games or to kill a mockingbird, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  10. I would also choose To Kill A Mockingbird. I really want to re-read it, but have lost my copy.

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  11. I would choose Catching Fire, the second in The Hunger Games series.

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  12. The absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian

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  13. The Color of Earth series or What my Mother Doesn't Know. julierupert@gmail.com

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  14. One of the book from the Hunger Games series.

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  15. I would choose What My Mother Doesn't Know. Thanks!

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  16. Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie!

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  17. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Have heard great things about it. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  18. I'd choose The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Thanks!

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    1. Oh wait, that wasn't a choice. I'd choose Gossip Girl (the first one). :)

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  19. I would choose To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

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  20. The Hunger Games. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  21. I would pick The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie...thanks for the hop!

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  22. I'd pick the ttyl; ttfn; l8r, g8r (series), by Lauren Myracle

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  23. I would choose Brave new World or What My Mother Doesn't Know.

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  24. I think I would choose THE HUNGER GAMES.

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  25. I haven't decided yet :( Can i choose if/when i win??

    Thanks for the international giveaway!!

    Rafflecopter name - Rosemarie D

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  26. I'd choose one of the Hunger Games books
    thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  27. Brave new world or Colour of Erth- I'm not sure which, because I want to read them both! Thansk for the giveaway!

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  28. I would choose What My Mother Doesn't Know, by Sonya Sones.
    thank you for the giveaway!

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  29. To Kill a Mockingbird or Gossip Girl

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  30. To Kill a Mockingbird or Brave New World. I want to read the modern classics.

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  31. I think I would choose The Color of Earth by Kim Dong Hwa, thanks!

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  32. I'd choose To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee!

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  33. I'd probably choose What My Mother Doesn't Know. :)

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  34. I'd choose The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian!

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  35. I'd choose ttyl! I am very interested in the epistolary style of reading and would love to read this book! Thanks for the chance to win! =)

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  36. I'd choose Catching Fire from the Hunger Games trilogy

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  37. I'd pick Brave New World :) I've always loved that book!

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  38. Since I've read/own most of these, the choice is a bit easier. I'd choose A Color of Earth.

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  39. Thanks for the awesome giveaway, I would choose Brave New World.

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  40. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  41. l8r, g8r!!
    thanks for the giveaway

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  42. The Hunger Games, or ttyl, or To Kill a Mocking Bird, or maybe Gossip Girl. I'm not sure yet.

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  43. I'd choose 'ttyl'. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  44. I'd love to have Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor :D Thanks for the chance to win :D - Ara

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  45. I'd like To Kill a Mockingbird! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  46. The absolutely true diary of a part time indian.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  47. I would love to win To Kill a Mockingbird! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  48. What my mother doesn't know

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  49. What a wonderful selection of banned/challenged books. It's a shame there are too many in this category. Thanks for the generous offer.

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  50. Oops...forgot to add my book choice: To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee; one of my all-time favorite reads.

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  51. I would choose The Hunger Games #1 by Suzanne Collins.
    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  52. If I won this I'd choose The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie as I've wanted to read it for AGES but it's really difficult to find in the UK apparently!

    I'm not part of the banned books giveaway hop (because I didn't realise it was happening!) but I am hosting a banned books giveaway here if you want to stop by!

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  53. What My Mother Doesn't Know, by Sonya Sones

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  54. Either The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian or What My Mother Doesn't Know :) Thanks for the amazing giveaway!!

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  55. ttyl; ttfn; l8r, g8r ! I haven't read any of them! :)

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  56. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie

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  57. I'd love Catcher in the Rye or To Kill a Mocking Bird

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  58. The first book in the Alice series.
    amandarwest atgmaildotcom

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  59. I'd try the first book in the Color of Earth series

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  60. Catching Fire! (Or the whole Hunger Games Triology, if I could get that. :D)

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  61. I would choose TTYL, thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  62. Either the second or third book in the hunger games trilogy!

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  63. I would choose the Hunger Games.
    Thank you for the giveaway!
    Mel

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  64. Gossip Girl or Alice :)
    cassandrahicks1989@yahoo.com

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  65. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

    Thanks so much! :)

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  66. I would pick Catching Fire from the Hunger Games trilogy>
    Thanks!!

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  67. I would pick The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian because so many of my friends have told me it is wonderful. To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my all time favorites!

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  68. I'd choose The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  69. I would choose The Hunger Games.

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  70. I would choose The Hunger Games - I've been meaning to read it for quite a while. Thanks for having the giveaway!

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  71. TTYL ~ thank you for the chance to win!

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  72. Gossip Girl or To Kill a Mockingbird :)

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  73. What My Mother Dosent Know

    darleneysaguirre@yahoo.com

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  74. the hunger games - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  75. I would choose Alice!
    Lisa Hackney
    yankssssrule08 at yahoo dot com

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  76. I would choose Mockingjay from the Hunger Games series.

    Thanks!

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  77. I would pick the Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian

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  78. Probably Gossip Girls book one!

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  79. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley!

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  80. I'd probably go with "The Color of Earth." Thanks!

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  81. I would go with Gossip Girl. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  82. I'd like to read The Color of Earth.

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  83. ttyl; ttfn; l8r, g8r

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  84. I would choose the first Gossip Girl book. Thanks for the giveaway!

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