blo Teens Read and Write: LOTS OF CONTESTS and SUPPORT DURING BANNED BOOKS WEEK!

Monday, September 27, 2010

LOTS OF CONTESTS and SUPPORT DURING BANNED BOOKS WEEK!

Natalie at Mindful Musings started a fantastic movement for Banned Books Week. She's gotten a ton of bloggers involved and generously provided this post to kick off the week! Thank you, Natalie!



Bloggers Speak Out is a movement sparked by the recent article, "Filthy Books Demeaning to Republic Education" by Dr. Wesley Scroggins that was published in the Springfield, MO News-Leader on September 18th. In this article, Scroggins vehemently advocates the censorship of books in schools, and specifically requests that the following books be removed from the Republic school system: Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler, and Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut. To show our support of these authors and to fight against book banning and censorship, we have decided to take action and speak out.






Below is a list of links of bloggers speaking out against book banning and censorship--in the form of giveaways, posts, and reviews. Some are "officially" participating in what Natalie's calling Bloggers Speak Out, and others are posts that she's found around the blogosphere. If you get time, you should check them out! 

A link to our giveaway of THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN by Sherman Alexie is included, and also at the top of our site. And kudos to all the bloggers who are participating!

We think people should have the freedom to choose what they read and when it comes to Young Adult, we passionately encourage parents to get involved with what their children are reading - it's a great bonding experience and promotes communication and dialogue!

Giveaways of Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

**All giveaways will end on 10/3, unless otherwise noted**



Other Giveaways

**All giveaways will end on 10/3, unless otherwise noted**




Other Posts Against Book Banning and Censorship







Important Articles on the Subject

"Filthy Books Demeaning to Republic Education" (the article that started it all)
"Republic School Book Choices under Fire" (Springfield News-Leader)





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6 comments:

Ladybug said...

Great post.

Please feel free to add my #SpeakLoud giveaway to this overview as well.

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Ladytink_534 said...

Wow! I just love bloggers.

Lea (YA Book Queen) said...

Whoa, so many links! Thanks for taking the time to put it all together =)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Wow, the love in the YA community is awesome, and not surprising. :D

Cleverly Inked said...

Amazing, I can't believe how many people are pulled together.

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