Thursday, September 27, 2012

Giveaway Hop: Banned Books Week 9/27-10/7


It's another giveaway! And just in time for Banned Books Week. There were over 350 challenges to books in 2011 (can you imagine?) and below is a list of the top ten challenged last year alone. Want to win one? Awesome! 

I'm giving away a banned book of choice to TWO fabulous people. Just hit the Rafflecopter, follow some simple instructions and -- boom! -- you're entered!

Banned Books Week Hop is hosted by the fabulous Jen at I Read Banned Books and I Am a Reader, Not a Writer.
From the American Library Association
  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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98 comments:

  1. Harry Potter & To Kill a Mockingbird

    I think out of that list I'd want to read 'The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian'.

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  2. Brave New World

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  3. Harry potter ( i don't understand how they put it on this list)

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  4. My favorite book of all time - as well as on this list - is To Kill a Mockingbird. :)

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  5. my favorite banned book is hunger games :)

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  6. I am trying to think if any book I read would not be considered for banning :) Actually I don't get the whole idea behind banning--I always read above my age range.

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  7. I can't even believe that Hunger Games are banned :O I loved it!

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  8. People really like to challenge books with sexual content it would seem!

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  9. The Hunger Games was banned for having Satanic elements? I don't remember Satan, or the worship of him, in there at all:) I'll give them the violence though. Love that series so much:)

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  10. for me it's the harry potter series.

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  11. To Kill A Mockingbird, one of the best books ever written.

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  12. The Harry Potter books and from the past, all those Judy Blume stories.

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  13. Hunger games series and Harry potter, why its banned ._.

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  14. My favorite is Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma. Also, I love Harry Potter and The Hunger Games series. :)

    Thank you for the giveaway!!
    Marijana Sitar

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  15. I love Harry Potter, Perks of Being a Wallflower, and The Catcher in the Rye.

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  16. My favorite is The Hunger Games! Thanks!

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  17. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is my current favorite of the banned books. Absolutely fantastic.

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  18. To Kill a Mockingbird or The Outsiders is probably my favorite.

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  19. It's a tie between The Hunger Games and The Color Purple.

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  20. The Hunger GAmes or Catcher in the Rye!

    Thanks,
    LEanne

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  21. Harry Potter, Twilight & The Hunger Games.

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  22. I loved The Giver and the Hunger Games trilogy! Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win!

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  23. There are so many on the list that I have read...Huck Finn, Tom Sawyer, Color Purple...I read a lot of em in school, because they were required readings.

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  24. I love Harry Potter, Twilight and The Hunger Games.

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  25. I am laughing so so so hard at some of the reasons these books were banned. Like the mommy is pregnant book. Oh it talks about sex huh? That is SHOCKING. Same with Hunger Games. How in the world is that anti-family??? Katniss goes into the games to save her sister. *sigh* I still think banning books at all is ridiculous.

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  26. My favorite banned books are Harry Potter,Vampire Academy,Twilight and Hunger Games.

    Thanks for the international giveaway!!

    Rafflecopter name - Rosemarie D

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  27. I love the Harry Potter and Hunger Games series!

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  28. The Giver, Harry Potter and The Hunger Games.

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  29. I love the Harry Potter series and The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Thank you. :)

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  30. To Kill a Mockingbird! thank you for the giveaway!

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  31. There are too many great banned books but I think Speak is probably my favorite.

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  32. My fav The Great Gatsby and Brave New World

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  33. 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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  34. My favourite is The Hunger Games- I really love it! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  35. Lolita by Vladmir Nabokov.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  36. I absolutely love the Harry Potter series!

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  37. When I read, I don't even think if these books are banned or not. I usually find out later, that this books has been banned. Then I'm thinking: Why? I don't understand the banning of prohibiting books.

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  38. The Hunger Games and Are you there god, its me Margaret.

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  39. Hi Mary ;) I love the HP series although I haven't read all of them :D
    Ara

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  40. The Harry Potter series, without doubt.

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  41. Always Harry Potter! It was banned from my school, and that inspired me to read the series! I have been a fan ever since!

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  42. My favourite banned books include Are You There God? It's Me Margaret, A Wrinkle in Time, Harry Potter, Of Mice and Men, and Twilight!

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  43. Gossip Girl! I liked the series

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  44. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen!

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  45. I don't have a favorite. If they say I can't read it, doesn't matter what it is, I want it. lol Thanks for the giveaway.

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  46. Looking for Alaska by John Green!

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  47. A favorite is "Crank" by Ellen Hopkins!

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  48. I love the Harry Potter series!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    (Caroline F. in Rafflecopter)

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  49. of mice and men is my favorite.

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  50. My favorite banned book is Bridge to Terabithia and my favorite challenged book is Thirteen Reasons Why.

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  51. The Giver or The Outsiders or Harry Potter...I love tons of them!

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  52. Definitely the Harry Potter series!

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  53. HP, Hunger Games, To Kill a Mockingbird...

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  54. I have too many favorites to list...books are like old friends, how do you pick just one?! They all appeal based upon where you are in life, or how you feel that year, day, ..moment :)

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  55. A tie between Brave New World and Go Tell Alice.

    Lilian @ A Novel Toybox

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  56. Probably Harry Potter. Of course there's TKAM, Twilight, and practically every other book.

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  57. Probably the Harry Potter series, but I haven't checked the lists recently, most of the books I enjoy have probably been banned for some reason or another.

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  58. favorite is harry potter, carawling(at)Hotmail(Dot)com

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  59. To Kill a Mockingbird and Harry Potter series

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  60. I would have to say the Twilight series, the Vampire Academy series, Chris Crutcher's books, & the Harry Potter series.

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  61. I'd have to say Harry Potter, hands down. I've read those books too many times and I can't even remember how many times I've watched the movies, haha.

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  62. The Hunger Games Trilogy and Harry Potter series...

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  63. There are so many wonderful books that have made the list, but I think my favorite was Farenheit 451
    Lisa Hackney
    yankssssrule08 at yahoo dot com

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  64. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

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  65. The Color Purple, The Kite Runner, to name a few! Thanks!

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  66. I have read and loved many banned books, but my favorite would have to be Harry Potter. Thanks!

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  67. I love To Kill a Mockingbird as well as What My Mother Doesn't Know.
    Thanks!

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  68. I love Harry Potter and The Hunger Games.

    Thanks!

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  69. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
    Thanks :)

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