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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Bloggers Speak Out: Speak Giveaway!

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.

This project is headed by Natalie at Mindful Musings.

As part of the Bloggers Speak Out tour I will be showing my support for Laurie Halse Anderson and the rest of the YA authors attacked by Dr. Scroggins by giving away a 10th Anniversary Edition paperback copy of Speak. There are no strings tied to this giveaway. I would be thrilled if you became (or already are) a follower, but it isn't necessary to enter. Extra entries will be given for spreading the word about the above article and our stand against censorship.

Must be a US resident.
Must be 13+ years old.
Must enter by Oct. 2

Winner will be announce October 3.

To enter please fill out this form.


latishajean said...

Thank you for taking part in the banned books week. I look forward to reading more books on the banned list. thanks for the chance to win this book :)

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