It’s Banned Books Week once again and, of course, I couldn’t pass up participating in this year’s Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop. This giveaway hop is hosted by BookHounds and I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and runs from September 21st to the 27th.
What is Banned Books Week all about?
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, I’m giving away a Kindle copy of any book from the list of frequently challenged books (must not go over $10 in value). Open to anyone who can receive Amazon Kindle gifts. Winner can opt for a paperback copy if the price of the book plus shipping fees do not go over $10.
Enter via the Rafflecopter! Good luck! Don’t forget to check out the other blog giveaways in this hop.