It's Banned Book Week!
Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United StatesThe books featured during Banned Books Week have been targets of attempted bannings. Fortunately, while some books were banned or restricted, in a majority of cases the books were not banned, all thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, booksellers, and members of the community to retain the books in the library collections. Imagine how many more books might be challenged—and possibly banned or restricted—if librarians, teachers, and booksellers across the country did not use Banned Books Week each year to teach the importance of our First Amendment rights and the power of literature, and to draw attention to the danger that exists when restraints are imposed on the availability of information in a free society.
You might think that books are banned/challenged no more,but some of your favorite books may have been banned or challenged .......
I think this is an excellent initiative as almost all of these books DO NOT deserve to be challenged or banned.I,for one think that denying people the right to read these books is not the way to go.Some of these books have some objectionable content but that doesn't mean that they should be BANNED!
Hunger Games, is an exceptionally well written and hard hitting book .I think everyone should read it!
Harry Potter on the other hand is one book that I think even young children should read.It is such a good book.This book introduced me to the world of fiction and books and I don't think anyone should be denied this book.
You will also be surprised to know that almost all classics have been challenged and banned repeatedly.
Now,for the giveaway
I'm giving away 5 ecopies of
Tower of Parlen Minby Matt Xell
Blurb:Ves Asirin, an orphaned and introverted boy with a complicated memory loss disorder, wins a trip to the Tower of Parlen Min, the home of the wealthiest inventor of the time, Jacobius Trent. There, with 19 other children, he must compete in the Sword Challenge; a series of intricate puzzles and daring tasks, for a prize of $12 million. As dazzling, glorious and liberating as the Tower seems to be for him, Ves finds that it keeps a dark and secret history that he has been unknowingly connected to for over 150 years, a secret that will define his future and destiny ... if he can escape The Shadow; a powerful and seemingly unstoppable, supernatural serial killer
Contest Ends: 10/1