Yay, it’s time for the giveaway hop celebrating the annual Banned Books Week I first discovered this cool event last year and I just couldn’t pass up participating again this year. This year’s Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop is hosted by I Am A Reader Not A Writer and BookHounds. Check out what this awesome event is all about and enter the giveaway for a chance to win a banned book of your choice!
What is Banned Books Week?
Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.
By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. Check out the frequently challenged books section to explore the issues and controversies around book challenges and book banning. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or restrictions in libraries and schools. While books have been and continue to be banned, part of the Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have remained available. This happens only thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read.
For my giveaway, the winner can choose any banned book(s) from the list of Frequently Challenged Books, as long as the book is available on Amazon Kindle and does not go over $10 in value. Enter using the Rafflecopter below! Good luck! :)
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