Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Blogger's Speak Out/ Book Giveaway

Tuesday, September 21, 2010
 
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.

9 comments:

Nomes said...

wow - another giveaway. thanks for this - and for your support of the whole ban books thing. I think I missed whatever it was that made Twenty Boy Summer controversial - I'll have to re-read it ;)

Aleksandra said...

Thanks for the giveaway :)

Fi-chan (Bookish-Escape) said...

thank you :D

anjohnston said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'm adding this contest to Book Contest Directory which is a new website that composites all great book contests being held on the web!

Mrs. DeRaps said...

Awesome. I am moved by the response of book bloggers to this controversy. What a powerful group of book bloggers we are!

jacmom said...

Thanks for the giveaway! And spreading the word about banned books!

Casey (The Bookish Type) said...

I love seeing the book community come together like this. Thank you for speaking out!

♥s.shapeshift_ said...

Thank you for the book giveaway! Not sure if i've already entered, so i'll enter again.

Thanks for speaking out against book banning!

Anne Bennett said...

I have never signed up for a giveaway before but since I blogged all week about Banned Books Week I thought I could be part of the Blogger Speak Out group.I also got my high school students all fired up about the Freedom to read after I told them about Scroggins letter to the Editor. You rock!

 
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