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Banned Book Week is coming! Banned Book week is coming! This is my third year being involved in Banned Book Week and I enjoy being a part of helping others experience the great banned and challenged books out there!
According to the ALA (American Library Association) website, this is the definition for challenged and banned books:
A challenge is an attempt to remove or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a person or group. A banning is the removal of those materials. Challenges do not simply involve a person expressing a point of view; rather, they are an attempt to remove material from the curriculum or library, thereby restricting the access of others. As such, they are a threat to freedom of speech and choice.
What draws me to celebrate banned books is that many of these books are among some of my favorite reads: The Harry Potter Books, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Color Purple, Hunger Games, SPEAK, and so many more. For a full list of banned books see this ALA page.
This year I am looking for bloggers to participate in Banned Book Week by Choosing to read one or more of the Banned Books on the list or to write a post about banned books week. All participants will go into a drawing for a $20 Amazon gift card as my thank you for participating in a week that is near and dear to me. I would like each participant this year to consider hosting a giveaway along with their post. Some giveaway suggestions are: A copy of the book you reviewed, a gift card, book marks, or some other bookish item.
To participate please fill out the form below. I will be in contact before banned book week to confirm your day and what you will be posting. I will also promote your post from here on the day you are posting. If you plan on doing more than one post, please fill out one form per planned post.
Thank you in advance! This is going to be a lot of fun!