Friday, September 23, 2011

Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop

Happy Banned Books Week!  So while I was looking into information about Banned Books I stumbled upon this post by The Huffington Post titled The 11 Most Surprising Banned Books and I thought I'd share the list with you.   

1. The Dictionary
2. Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
3. Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
4. Beloved and The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
5. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.
6. James and the Giant Peach and The Witches by Roald Dahl
7. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
8. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
9. A Farewell to Arms and For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
10. A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
11. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time IndianNow on to the Giveaway.  I'm giving away your book of choice from the Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2010 listed below.
1) And Tango Makes Three, by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson
2) The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
3) Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
4) Crank, by Ellen Hopkins
5) The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
6) Lush, by Natasha Friend
7) What My Mother Doesn't Know, by Sonya Sones
8) Nickel and Dimed, by Barbara Ehrenreich
9) Revolutionary Voices, edited by Amy Sonnie
10) Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer

Giveaway Rules:
The contest runs until Saturaday October 1st, 2011 at 11:59pm (CST)
You must be 13 years of age or older to enter
You must fill out this FORM!
This contest is open all readers both US and International
Winners must contact me within 3 days of receiving the email or new winners will be chosen
**I am not responsible for any lost or damaged items.  (I haven't had any lost or damaged and I really hope that none will be)

Here is a list of all the other participants:


  1. That's crazy! Why on Earth would 'Brown Bear, Brown Bear' be banned? I wonder about the world sometimes. hahaha

  2. Thanks for making this international!

    You just found a new follower :D

  3. Thank you for participating this year! We appreciate it!


  4. Not entering giveaway. Posted on Murder She Writes but reposting where I can, to say thank you for raising this issue.

    Went to American Library Association website for list of banned/challenged books.

    Happy to say, I’ve read most of the classics, or consciously chose not to read a few, but was floored to see To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee; 1984, by George Orwell; A Farewell to Arms and For Whom the Bell Tolls, by Ernest Hemingway; Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell; and Sophie’s Choice, by William Styron, to name a few on the short list.

    A commenter there pointed out that the Bible often is banned.

  5. Thank you for the great giveaway choices:)

    Sarah @ Random Thoughts of a Confused Adolescent

  6. Thank you for hosting this giveaway and for being a part of the Banned Books Week Hop!!
    Have a safe and great weekend!! =)

    GFC Follower: SpadesHighReads

  7. The Dictionary?! People go too far...

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. Thanks for the great giveaway. How ridiculous that the Dictionary would make the list.

  9. Thanks for the giveaway.

    jlkalman26 at gmail dot com

  10. I'd love to win Hunger Games in your giveaway!

    Great giveaway BTW!

  11. So many good books to pick from. Sometimes I wonder why people bother banning books. It just attracts attention to the book, and is the exact opposite of what people trying to ban the book want.


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