Banned Books Week
Co -hosted by Jen @ I Read Banned Books and Kathy @ I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
The giveaway starts September 28th and runs until October 6th!
Here is a little about what Banned Books Week is all about according to the ALA:
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.
Some books that have been on the list include:
-The Hunger Games-anti-ethnic, anti-family, occult/satanic
-To Kill A Mockingbird-racism, offensive language
-The Kite Runner-offensive language, sexually explicit
-The Perks of Being a Wallflower-homosexuality, unsuited to age group
Be sure to check out the great giveaways starting next week! They include banned books and gift cards!