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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Banned Books Giveaway Hop - GIVEAWAY through October 1st



I am participating in the Banned Books Week Hop being hosted by Jen from I Read Banned Books and Kathy from I am a Reader, Not a WriterBanned Books Week 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 States.
Some of my thoughts from a post last year in which I reference the banning of Speak by Laure Halverson:

I'm a parent; I try to raise my children with good Christian values - values such as moral character, empathy, decency and kindness to others.  I DO screen watch they watch and what they read ... however, I don't presume that my opinion is the same as someone else's and I don't try to foist my opinion off as the only truth.

The truth is, some books and movies are OK for certain kids of an age, and some AREN'T good for other children of the same age.  It depends on the mindset of the children.

A book that encourages young girls to speak out about bad things that happen to them, including rape, is NOT a book that I'd censor for my girls.  I WANT my girls to know that sometimes bad things happen, even if I pray that those things never happen to them.  I DON'T want them to be ashamed and blame themselves if something DOES happen.

So, of course, I'm buying "Speak" .. it will be part of my Ban This! and The ALA Banned Books 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 States."


Bebe Boy James and I just finished reading Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson as a read-together - one of the titles from the 2003 Banned and Challenged book list.  Now, I must admit, the book DID make me cry .. it did  .. but I couldn't for the life of me see WHY it would be banned or challenged for a middle reader.  It's sad, and the dad cusses a couple of times, but that's it.

Here are a couple of examples of banned or challenged classics:

Catch-22, by Joseph Heller
Banned in Strongsville, OH (1972), but the school board's action was overturned in 1976 by a U.S. District Court in Minarcini v. Strongsville City School District. Challenged at the Dallas, TX Independent School District high school libraries (1974); in Snoqualmie, WA (1979) because of its several references to women as "whores."

Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
Banned in Ireland (1932). Removed from classrooms in Miller, MO (1980), because it makes promiscuous sex "look like fun." Challenged frequently throughout the U.S.as required reading.  Challenged as required reading at the Yukon, OK High School (1988) because of "the book's language and moral content." Challenged as required reading in the Corona-Norco, CA Unified School District (1993) because it is "centered around negative activity." Specifically, parents objected that the characters' sexual behavior directly opposed the health curriculum, which taught sexual abstinence until marriage. The book was retained, and teachers selected alternatives if students object to Huxley's novel. Removed from the Foley, AL High School Library (2000) pending review, because a parent complained that its characters showed contempt for religion, marriage, and family.  The parent complained to the school and to Alabama Governor Don Siegelman.  Challenged, but retained in the South Texas Independent School District in Mercedes, TX (2003).  Parents objected to the adult themes—sexuality, drugs, suicide—that appeared in the novel.  Huxley's book was part of the summer Science Academy curriculum.  The board voted to give parents more control over their children's choices by requiring principals to automatically offer an alternative to a challenged book.  Retained in the Coeur D’Alene, ID School District (2008) despite objections that the book has too many references to sex and drug use.
 
(I'm going to be reading Brave New World this week) as my official Banned Books week read.)

I will be giving two winners (International entry wherever The Book Depository ships) their choice of any of the books on the Banned and Challenged lists (1st winner - hardcover; 2nd winner - paperback).

Top 10 challenged books by year:

   2010: 1) And Tango Makes Three, by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson; 2) The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie; 3) Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley; 4) Crank, by Ellen Hopkins; 5) The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins; 6) Lush, by Natasha Friend; 7) What My Mother Doesn't Know, by Sonya Sones; 8) Nickel and Dimed, by Barbara Ehrenreich; 9) Revolutionary Voices, edited by Amy Sonnie; 10) Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer

   2009: 1) ttyl; ttfn; l8r, g8r (series), by Lauren Myracle; 2) And Tango Makes Three, by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson; 3) The Perks of Being A Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky; 4) To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee; 5) Twilight (series) by Stephenie Meyer; 6) Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger; 7) My Sister’s Keeper, by Jodi Picoult; 8) The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things, by Carolyn Mackler; 9) The Color Purple, by Alice Walker; 10) The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier

   2008: 1) And Tango Makes Three, by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell; 2) His Dark Materials trilogy, by Philip Pullman; 3) ttyl; ttfn; l8r, g8r (series), by Lauren Myracle; 4) Scary Stories (series), by Alvin Schwartz; 5) Bless Me, Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya; 6) The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky; 7) Gossip Girl (series), by Cecily von Ziegesar; 8) Uncle Bobby's Wedding, by Sarah S. Brannen; 9) The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini; 10) Flashcards of My Life, by Charise Mericle Harper

   2007: 1) And Tango Makes Three, by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell; 2) The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier; 3) Olive’s Ocean, by Kevin Henkes; 4) The Golden Compass, by Philip Pullman; 5) The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain; 6) The Color Purple, by Alice Walker; 7) ttyl, by Lauren Myracle; 8) I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou; 9) It’s Perfectly Normal, by Robie Harris; 10) The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky

   2006: 1) And Tango Makes Three, by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell; 2) Gossip Girl (series), by Cecily Von Ziegesar; 3) Alice (series), by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor; 4) The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things, by Carolyn Mackler; 5) The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison; 6) Scary Stories (series), by Alvin Schwartz; 7) Athletic Shorts, by Chris Crutcher; 8) The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky; 9) Beloved, by Toni Morrison; 10) The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier

   2005: 1) It’s Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health, by Robie H. Harris; 2) Forever, by Judy Blume; 3) The Catcher in the Rye, by J. D. Salinger; 4) The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier; 5) Whale Talk, by Chris Crutcher; 6) Detour for Emmy, by Marilyn Reynolds; 7) What My Mother Doesn’t Know, by Sonya Sones; 8) Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey; 9) Crazy Lady!, by Jane Leslie Conly; 10) It’s So Amazing! A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families, by Robie H. Harris

   2004: 1) The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier; 2) Fallen Angels, by Walter Dean Meyers; 3) Arming America: The Origins of a National Gun Culture, by Michael A. Bellesiles; 4) Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey; 5) The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky; 6) What My Mother Doesn’t Know, by Sonya Sones; 7) In the Night Kitchen, by Maurice Sendak; 8) King & King, by Linda deHaan; 9) I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou; 10) Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck

   2003: 1) Alice (series), by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor; 2) Harry Potter (series), by J.K. Rowling; 3) Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck; 4) Arming America: The Origins of a National Gun Culture, by Michael Bellesiles; 5) Fallen Angels, by Walter Dean Myers; 6) Go Ask Alice, by Anonymous; 7) It’s Perfectly Normal, by Robie Harris; 8) We All Fall Down, by Robert Cormier; 9) King & King, by Linda de Haan; 10) Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson

   2002: 1) Harry Potter, by J.K. Rowling; 2) Alice (series), by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor; 3) The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier; 4) I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou; 5) Taming the Star Runner, by S.E. Hinton; 6) Captain Underpants, by Dav Pilkey; 7) The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain; 8) Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson; 9) Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred D. Taylor; 10) Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George

   2001: 1) Harry Potter, by J.K. Rowling; 2) Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck; 3) The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier; 4) I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou; 5) Summer of My German Soldier, by Bette Greene; 6) The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger; 7) Alice (series), by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor; 8) Go Ask Alice, by Anonymous; 9) Fallen Angels, by Walter Dean Myers; 10) Blood and Chocolate, by Annette Curtis Klause

You can also reference any of the following pages:

Because this is a hop, all you have to do is comment with your book of choice from any of the above lists to enter.  You can get an extra entry for following (email/Twitter/GFC) - TWO extra entries if you are an old follower or subscriber.  Make a separate comment for each entry and include your email address something like this:  knittingandsundries(at)gmail(dot)com.

Have fun and enjoy the giveaway!  And don't let OTHER people dictate what you can or cannot read!

Visit the other blogs on the hop:



205 comments:

  1. I would love to read Go Ask Alice.
    Old GFC follower - rickimc
    rickimc[at]aol[dot]com

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  2. thanks for making this giveaway international.
    email follower

    i would like vampire academy5 please

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  3. I'd like to win The Perks of Being a Wallflower :) Thanks for the giveaway!

    I'm an old GFC Follower (JP) and a new Twitter follower (@ElleLitJP)

    I'm also on the giveaway hop: http://elle-lit.blogspot.com/2011/09/banned-books-week-hop-with-author.html

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  4. I would choose Twilight.

    miztik_rose@yahoo.com

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  5. I would love to win Harry Potter,I love those books. =)

    Thanks for the great giveaway.

    Orchid
    The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia
    hauntingorchid(at)aol(dot)com

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  6. Old GFC follower= Orchid

    Orchid
    The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia
    hauntingorchid(at)aol(dot)com

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  7. Twitter= HauntedOrchid

    Orchid
    The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia
    hauntingorchid(at)aol(dot)com

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  8. Thanks for the giveaway
    I heard that Fallen Angels, by Walter Dean Myers was a good book so I'd like to enter for that one please
    GFC NEW Follower: Marie
    marieevans1990 at rock dot com

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  9. I would The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver

    Thanks!

    Margaret
    singitm(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  10. I'm an old GFC follower 1#

    Margaret
    singitm(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  11. I'm an old GFC follower 2#

    Margaret
    singitm(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  12. I'm an email subscriber 1#

    Margaret
    singitm(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  13. I'm an email subscriber 2#

    Margaret
    singitm(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  14. Thanks for hosting the giveaway! I would love to read Catch-22, by Joseph Heller.
    Email: sarikapatkotwar@gmail.com

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  15. I'd love to win Crank by Ellen Hopkins.

    Thank you for such a generous giveaway!

    I'm a follower!

    Aimala127(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. Olive's Ocean by Kevin Henkes

    unforgetable_dreamer_always (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  17. Old follower entry 1

    unforgetable_dreamer_always (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  18. old follower entry 2

    unforgetable_dreamer_always (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  19. i am a new follower.

    witchvela at web dot de

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  20. my book choice is Fallen Angels, by Walter Dean Myers

    witchvela at web dot de

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  21. I find it truly ridiculous why some are challenged. Some of the reasons are so out there, they clearly haven't tried reading some of them before challenging them. Or the reason given for The Hunger Games (It gave the person's kid nightmares).

    I'd love to enter.
    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

    booklove(at)sawcatsverse(dot)com

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  22. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to have And Tango Makes Three.

    GFC Follower.

    lenasledge(at)gmail(dot)com

    Here's mine: Read Banned Books Week Hop and Giveaway

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  23. Would love to read Crank - sounds interesting!
    -Heather
    gfc: bookstacksondeck
    ycantujustfocus[at]gmail[dot]com

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  24. I would love to win Women in Love, by DH Lawrence

    GFC Follower

    kaylalovesandrew09@yahoo.com

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  25. I'd love to win The Grapes of Wrath. I can't believe people would want to ban an important American classic just because it has some curse words in it.
    eeoshiel(at)uncg(dot)edu

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  26. I follow on twitter.
    @ReadWhileFemale
    eeoshiel(at)uncg(dot)edu

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  27. any book would be fine

    wow when i went to school they were on the required list to read, thanks for having this tour.
    Julie
    jbarrett5 at cox.net
    gfc, fb

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  28. I would love to win a copy of Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban

    aonoexorcists at gmail dot com

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  29. GFC Follower - Yen

    aonoexorcists at gmail dot com

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  30. I'd love to win a copy of The Perks of Being a Wallflower!

    I follow via GFC as Hikablack.

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!!

    Hikari
    hikablack(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. I would love The Golden Compass! Thanks for the giveaway!
    stuckinabook[at]hotmail.com

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  32. I would like to win Crank, by Ellen Hopkins or The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins.
    adriana.ec[AT]gmail[DOT]com

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  33. GFC; Adriana
    adriana.ec[AT]gmail[DOT]com

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  34. Twitter : @adrianaec7
    adriana.ec[AT]gmail[DOT]com

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  35. am an old gfc follower

    FairyWHispers

    regards,

    maidenhealer@hotmail.com

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  36. I'd like Twilight please :)

    kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  37. I'd love to read One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Perks of Being a Wallflower,Fahrenheit 451, Water for Elephants...

    Thanks for the giveaway

    zoey42(dot)42(at)gmail(dot)com

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  38. old follower: Zoey

    zoey42(dot)42(at)gmail(dot)com

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  39. I would choose THE COLOR PURPLE.

    OLD subscriber/follower.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  40. I'd like to win Harry Potter book.

    kapranova.sofija@gmail.com

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  41. GFC follower as Sofija Kapranova
    kapranova.sofija@gmail.com

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  42. New GFC- Marti
    by_myself (AT) mail (DOT) com

    I would love to win Vampire academy 6 - Last sacrifice by Richelle Mead

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  43. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

    -Len of Musings of a Reader Happy
    maidenveil(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. old follower. following via GFC.

    -Len of Musings of a Reader Happy
    maidenveil(at)gmail(dot)com

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  45. old follower via GFC.

    -Len of Musings of a Reader Happy
    maidenveil(at)gmail(dot)com

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  46. I would like to read The Color Purple.
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

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  47. I'm an old follower and subscriber.
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

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  48. I would like to read The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene

    Can't believe one of his boks was banned !

    I am an old Follower via GFC - buddyt


    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

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  49. One of the Harry Potter series. Thanks for the giveaway :)

    emi3mle at yahoo dot com dot au

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  50. The Absolutely true diary of a part time Indian is my choice


    amhengst at verizon dot net

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  51. I'd like The Perks of Being A Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky.

    Janhvi
    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

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  52. I am a email follower

    amhengst at verizon dot net

    the absolutely true diary of a part time indian

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  53. the absolutely true diary of a part time Indian

    GFC follower

    amhengst
    amhengst at verizon dot net

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  54. I'd like to read the Hunger GAmes
    msboatgal at aol.com

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  55. I would love to read Perks of a Wallflower.
    GFC- audreyclair
    thebookanalyst[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  56. new GFC- Christine A.

    your1chef at aol dot com

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  57. There are so many great books on the banned list. Hard to choose just one book.

    your1chef at aol dot com

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  58. I'd love to win Gossip Girl:)

    goldie-mail(AT)web(DOT)de

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  59. I would like Beloved by Toni Morrison. Thanks for the all the books to pick from:)

    Judy
    magnolias_1[at]msn[dot]com

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  60. Twitter follower @ladymagnolia99

    Judy
    magnolias_1[at]msn[dot]com

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  61. GFC-old follower-judy

    Judy
    magnolias_1[at]msn[dot]com

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  62. Email subscriber

    Judy
    magnolias_1[at]msn[dot]com

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  63. GFC old follower-judy


    Judy
    magnolias_1[at]msn[dot]com

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  64. Email subscriber


    Judy
    magnolias_1[at]msn[dot]com

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  65. Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to win Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger.

    thais_rpc(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  66. New GFC Follower as Thais.

    thais_rpc(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  67. Twitter follower - @_slycat

    thais_rpc(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  68. Thanks for the giveaway! I'd like to win The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

    daniellesaunders1984(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  69. Not entering the giveaway - just wanted to say the year listings & names of books banned just blew me away. I still can't believe how many titles were of books I loved. Makes you wonder how the people who've banned them could have done so. Judging from the list - the banned books have so much to offer and I only wish people would actually take the TIME to read before spewing rhetoric.

    Another thoughtful piece my dear Julie. Keep writing!

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  70. I'd like to read The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky.

    Thanks!
    dogwoodlane at suddenlink dot net

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  71. I'd like to read Twenty Boy Summer

    Donna @ The Happy Booker
    ahappybooker at gmail dot com

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  72. I'm an old follower via GFC - The Happy Booker

    Donna @ The Happy Booker
    ahappybooker at gmail dot com

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  73. I'm an old follower via GFC - The Happy Booker
    (#2)

    Donna @ The Happy Booker
    ahappybooker at gmail dot com

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  74. id love to read The Color Purple!

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  75. gfc follower mandy83

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  76. twitter follower @aes529

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

    thank you!

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  77. I would like mockingjay by suzanne collins. Thank you!
    emilymeimei204 AT yahoo DOT com

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  78. GFC as pinkflower
    emilymeimei204 AT yahoo DOT com

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  79. I would like Olive's Ocean by Kevin Henkes.

    hopester777 at gmail dot com

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  80. I'd love to get Hunger Games or a Harry Potter book.

    Debbie W.
    xsweeteternityx(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  81. GFC Follower: Debbie W.

    Debbie W.
    xsweeteternityx(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  82. Thank you so much for the chance to win♥ I would like to win Just Listen
    by Sarah Dessen :)
    GFC: Jeanne
    Rathouska(dot)jana(at)gmail(dot)com

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  83. I´m also twitter follower: @JanaRathouska
    Rathouska(dot)jana(at)gmail(dot)com

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  84. Books: TTYL by Lauren Myracle
    email: jasmineroster(at)gmail(dot)com

    That's awesome of you to encourage reading Speak. I haven't personally read it yet (that'll be changing soon) but I can definitely see where it could help someone in trouble.
    Also, cute blog design :]

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  85. name on GFC: majka22212
    email: majka22212@azet.sk

    Thanks for giveaway.

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  86. I have a few Gossip Girl books missing so i'd love to complete it!

    GFC as Abby

    +2 am an old follower and email subscriber!

    reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

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  87. I would love to read Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson.
    Thank you for the opportunity!

    aluisanorte(at)uol(dot)com(dot)br

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  88. +2 Old GFC follower: Ana Norte

    aluisanorte(at)uol(dot)com(dot)br

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  89. Since it lists the whole Harry Potter series, I'd love to win Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

    justplayinaround_blog at yahoo dot com

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  90. Following on GFC

    justplayinaround_blog at yahoo dot com

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  91. old follower

    justplayinaround_blog at yahoo dot com

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  92. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to get any of the Sleeping Beauty Trilogy by Anne Rice!!

    hk11kira (@) gmail (.) com

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  93. I would love Awakened by P.C. Cast (the entire House of Night series was banned according to the 2009-2010 list)

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  94. #1 Old follower via GFC (Throuthehaze)
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  95. #2 Old follower via GFC (Throuthehaze)
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  96. I'd love a chance to read The Hunger Games.

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

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  97. I would LOVE The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things!

    alisonmiller20(at)gmail(dot)com

    Thanks!

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  98. I'd love to win What My Mother Doesn’t Know, by Sonya Sones!

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  99. I'm an old follower.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  100. I'm an old follower.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  101. I'd like to read Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins.

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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  102. old GFC follower (Dovile) #1

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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  103. old GFC follower (Dovile) #2

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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  104. I would love to read It's Perfectly Normal
    insanityisnormal(at)gmail(dot)com

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  105. I'd like to win My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult. Thanks for the giveaway.

    writer.chicka[at]gmail[dot]com

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  106. Would love to win The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian :D
    sahina@hotmail.co.uk

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  107. I would love The Perks of Being A Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky

    leyser73 at yahoo dot com

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  108. New GFC follower

    LisaILJ

    leyser73 at yahoo dot com

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  109. I think I'd like Animal Farm

    jlynettes @ hotmail . com

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  110. I'm an old follower as sablelexi (1)

    jlynettes @ hotmail . com

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  111. I'm an old follower as sablelexi (2)

    jlynettes @ hotmail . com

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  112. I'm a twitter follower as @sablelexi

    jlynettes @ hotmail . com

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  113. I'd like Go Ask Alice

    icecreamavalanche at gmail dot com

    thanks for the giveaway!

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  114. New GFC follower : Allie

    icecreamavalanche at gmail dot com

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  115. I would love The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things.

    aliasgirl at libero dot it

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  116. GFC follower!

    aliasgirl at libero dot it

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  117. Thanks for the giveaway. I would like to win the first gossip girls book.

    meganmcdade2008 (AT) yahoo (DOT) co (DOT) uk

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  118. New gfc follower: Megan @Reading Away The Days

    meganmcdade2008 (AT) yahoo (DOT) co (DOT) uk

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  119. GFC Jennifer

    thanks

    i would like to choose: the hunger games.

    jlkalman26 at gmail dot com

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  120. twitter follower @jlkalman26

    jlkalman26 at gmail dot com

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  121. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    blackplum3 {at}gmail{dot}com
    Thanks so much!

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  122. GFC follower:blackplume
    blackplum3 {at}gmail{dot}com

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  123. Thanks for the opportunity!
    I would love to read ttyl by Lauren Myracle.
    -Carly Waid
    carlymartellowaid(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  124. +1 I'm a new GFC follower- Carly W.
    -Carly Waid
    carlymartellowaid(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  125. I would love to win Animal Farm, by George Orwell



    quixoticdreamer(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  126. Old GFC follower
    Entry 1

    quixoticdreamer(at)hotmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  127. Olf GFC follower
    Entry 2

    quixoticdreamer(at)hotmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  128. I'd choose Crank, or Speak.
    Longtime GFC follower.
    Chanticlear1(at)gmail(dot)com
    Thanks for your generous contribution to the Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop!

    ReplyDelete
  129. Longtime email subscriber, too! 1
    Chanticlear1(at)gmail(dot)com
    Thanks for your generous contribution to the Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop!

    ReplyDelete
  130. Longtime email subscriber, too! 2
    Chanticlear1(at)gmail(dot)com
    Thanks for your generous contribution to the Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop!

    ReplyDelete
  131. the hunger games
    jessicawedwards@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  132. Would definitely want Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix if I won. Hermione even talks about the banning of books! (well, magazines...).

    Thank you so much for your generosity!

    Karaliene24(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  133. GFC follower : K M
    Karaliene24(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  134. THanks for the giveaway!
    amandarwest atgmaildotcom

    ReplyDelete
  135. Not sure what I would choose
    GFC Krystal Larson edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom
    Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  136. I would like to read The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things, by Carolyn Mackler.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  137. I would love to win The Hunger Games.

    dl(dot)love(dot)freedom(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  138. I'm an old GFC follower.

    dl(dot)love(dot)freedom(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  139. I would love me some Mockingjay

    ama (dot) rukshan (at) yahoo (dot) com

    GFC - Affie-kitteh of teh opera

    ReplyDelete
  140. I'd love to read Speak. Thanks for the giveaway! =)

    milagp1(at)yahoo(dot)com(dot)br

    ReplyDelete
  141. I'm an old GFC follower: *Jam*

    milagp1(at)yahoo(dot)com(dot)br

    ReplyDelete
  142. I'm a twitter follower: @anitablanch

    milagp1(at)yahoo(dot)com(dot)br

    ReplyDelete
  143. I would love to read Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause.

    jmesparza821(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  144. Old GFC follower = Juana Esparza

    jmesparza821(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  145. Old GFC subscriber = Juana Esparza

    jmesparza821(at)gmail(dot)com

    Entry # 2

    ReplyDelete
  146. Old Email Subscriber =

    jmesparza821(at)gmail(dot)com

    Entry # 1

    ReplyDelete
  147. Old Email Subscriber =

    jmesparza821(at)gmail(dot)com

    Entry # 2

    ReplyDelete
  148. I already follow you via Twitter =

    @jmesparza821

    jmesparza821(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  149. I already follow you via Twitter =

    @jmesparza821

    jmesparza821(at)gmail(dot)com

    Entry # 2

    ReplyDelete
  150. Thanks for this amazing giveaway! I would love to win The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky!

    susanw28 (at) mindspring (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  151. I am on old follower on GFC as Suz!

    susanw28 (at) mindspring (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  152. I am on old follower on GFC as Suz!

    susanw28 (at) mindspring (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  153. I would love to win Forever, by Judy Blume.
    april@pinebelt.net

    ReplyDelete
  154. Following on GFC - aprilharvell
    april@pinebelt.net

    ReplyDelete
  155. Following on Twitter - AprilDAH
    april@pinebelt.net

    ReplyDelete
  156. subscribed to email april@pinebelt.net

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  157. I follow via GFC-nayjf
    twitter-@Antane_A


    I would like to iwn the perks of being a wallflower

    nayjf(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  158. I'd love to win The Hunger Games

    (\___/)
    (='.'=)
    (")_(")

    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com
    http://lisaslovesbooksofcourse.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  159. +1 old follower on Twitter @alterlisa

    (\___/)
    (='.'=)
    (")_(")

    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com
    http://lisaslovesbooksofcourse.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  160. +2 old follower on Twitter @alterlisa

    (\___/)
    (='.'=)
    (")_(")

    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com
    http://lisaslovesbooksofcourse.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  161. Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky

    ashtreygonesmokeya@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  162. I would like to have It's so amazing a book about eggs, sperm, birth, and babies by Robie H. Harris for my children.

    jeryl.marcus@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  163. I'd love Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress.

    couponcookie at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  164. I'm a new follower on GFC: Dominique

    couponcookie at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  165. I'd love to win Beloved by Toni Morrison.

    erinreadsblog {at} gmail {dot} com

    ReplyDelete
  166. I'm a new Twitter follower: @ErinReadsblog

    erinreadsblog {at} gmail {dot} com

    ReplyDelete
  167. id like to win Blood and Chocolate! Its such a good book :)
    nightsky1102(at)gmail.c(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  168. New GFC Follower Çråz¥ K¥
    nightsky1102(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  169. Hi! If i won, I would like to read Crank by Ellen Hopkins. Thank you for the chance!


    -Danah
    icrave13[at]hotmail[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  170. I'm a New GFC Follower
    GFC Name: Danah


    -Danah
    icrave13[at]hotmail[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  171. I follow you on Twitter:
    @Peppermint1013


    -Danah
    icrave13[at]hotmail[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  172. I follow your blog via E-mail.


    -Danah
    icrave13[at]hotmail[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  173. I'd love to win: The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  174. +2 GFC Darlene (old follower)

    #1 of 2

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  175. +2 GFC Darlene (old follower)

    #2 of 2

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  176. Hi Julie!

    Thanks for the great giveaway and for supporting BBW:)

    I would love to read "The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things, by Carolyn Mackler".

    Sarah:)

    sarah.setar@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  177. I am an old GFC follower: Identity Seeker

    sarahDOTsetarATgmailDOTcom

    ReplyDelete
  178. I am an old Twitter follower: @SweetNSensible

    sarahDOTsetarATgmailDOTcom

    ReplyDelete
  179. I would really love to read Revolutionary Voices


    derangedpegasus@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  180. I would love to win The Hunger Games, thanks! sbcashortie at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  181. I am a new gfc follower as Becca.

    ReplyDelete
  182. I'd love to win Fallen Angels. I am an old GFC follower.

    ReplyDelete
  183. 1. old GFC Follower. Would love to win Fallen Angels.

    neerrr(at)gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  184. 2 Since you asked for 2 entries. Old GFC follower. Would love to win Fallen Angels. Thanks.

    neerrr(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  185. I would like I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings please. Thanks for the chance!

    Old GFC follower
    truebookaddictATgmailDOTcom

    ReplyDelete
  186. I would like to win Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut! alicia.ebaugh at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  187. I'm an old Twitter follower! Username JunesparkLily, alicia.ebaugh at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  188. I'm an old Twitter follower! Username JunesparkLily, alicia.ebaugh at gmail dot com

    x2

    ReplyDelete
  189. I'd love to read "ttyl by Lauren Myracle" :)
    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

    iliveforreading AT hotmail DOT com

    ReplyDelete
  190. +1 GFC: iLuvReadingTooMuch

    iliveforreading AT hotmail DOT com

    ReplyDelete
  191. Thanks for the giveaway!

    I would love the Hunger Games!

    captainsarahsparrow at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  192. New GFC follower SarahSparrow.

    captainsarahsparrow at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  193. Email subber.

    captainsarahsparrow at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  194. twitter follower @Sarah_Sparrow.

    captainsarahsparrow at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete

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