Bloggers Speak Out is a movement sparked by the recent article, "Filthy Books Demeaning to Republic Education" by Dr. Wesley Scroggins that was published in the Springfield, MO News-Leader on September 18th. In this article, Scroggins vehemently advocates the censorship of books in schools, and specifically requests that the following books be removed from the Republic school system: Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler, and Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut. To show our support of these authors and to fight against book banning and censorship, we have decided to take action and speak out.
And since actions speak louder than words I am giving away a copy of one of the books that Dr. Scroggins sees as "soft pornography" to show my support against book banning. This giveaway is International and ends 10/3 at Midnight CST. Just fill out the form below. Must be 13 years or older to participate.
If you are interested in joining this movement, contact Natalie at Mindful Musing.