The idea of the “hop” is that a whole bunch of blogs plan different giveaways, then link up to make it easier for visitors to find and enter the giveaways. This hop runs from Saturday, September 24th to Saturday, October 1st. The winner will be announced on Sunday, October 2nd.
Banned Books Week is an annual week-long celebration of our freedom to read, sponsored largely by the American Library Association. Even though books aren’t really banned nationally in the US, there are frequent challenges of reading materials that occur each year, mainly in classrooms and libraries. While not every book is always appropriate for every collection, Banned Books Week reminds us that we should make evaluations about materials before immediately pulling them from shelves.
Some books that have been frequently challenged in the past few years include Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight, Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games, Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, and The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman.
To celebrate Banned Books Week, I’ll be giving away an Amazon gift card for $20, so you can buy a book of your own, totally your choice, in the spirit of intellectual freedom.
Here are the contest rules:
Must be 13 or older to enter
Entries will be accepted until 11:59 pm EDT, October 1, 2011
One entry per person
Contest open to US/Canada
The winner will be notified by email and receive the gift card through email
Winner will be determine by random number generator
It’s not necessary to follow me for this, but it sure is appreciated!
This giveaway is now closed.