Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop

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Welcome to another monthly giveaway.

This month is all about Banned Books here at Mocha Girls Read.  Our book of the month is a banned book.  Have you read The Absolute True Story of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie.  Well if not, you should!  It’s a great book.

I bet you are asking yourself …”What’s a banned book?  And what is the big deal?”

Take a minute to watch this 3-minute video from the ALA (American Library Association).

Now on to the giveaway

Enter the rafflecopter below to win 1 copy of any of the books mentioned in the video above.

Must be 18 yrs old and a US resident.

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  • Serena Powell

    The link in the Rafflecopter for the “Leave a blog post comment” doesn’t work.

    I think banning books is simply silly. It should be left up to people whether or not they want to read the books, and not decided for them. I have read so many books that have been banned/challenge and they have been some of the best, and most thought-provoking, books I’ve ever read.

  • Beverly Gordon

    I think People r ignorant and that they need to find better lives because this day and age there is so many more important things to complain about then books and i read band books

  • Lily M.

    I just think it’s wrong banning books.

  • Nadine Stacy

    I’m very much against banning books as often a teen will read rather than asking advice on social problems and identity issues.

  • bn100

    don’t ban books

  • ANN*H

    I think people should be able to buy any book they want. But if its banned and its to be read in school , I would say – no dont allow them to read it

  • Michelle Willms

    What I have found is those who are the least well read and/or the least educated (meaning the least well-read, as one can be self-educated) are those who have the most to fear from things they don’t understand. Thus, they respond by trying to destroy what they don’t understand. This does NOT work. All it does is make whatever population those folks are trying to keep ignorant (uneducated) more curious about the prohibited topic. So they search for the information. Ultimately, what they find might be much worse than what they people thought they had to fear in the first place. It’s always best to let people read. Additionally, many of the books people have decided are evil, are the results of tiny minds making simple, innocent activities into something nasty. Books should never, ever be banned. Ever.

  • trix23

    Since we all have different standards, who has the right to dictate what’s right for whole groups of people to read? A concerned parent should read the book and discuss objections with their children (and really listen to their responses!), rather than making blanket decisions for everyone. (I’m Trix in the Rafflecopter…)

  • EdyeNicolesMakeup

    I think banning books is awful. Literature is such a great thing.

  • Amber Terry

    I hate the thought of ANY books being banned…

  • Julie Waldron

    I think banning books is wrong. If someone doesn’t like a particular book, just don’t read it.

  • Tanya Guthrie

    I think it’s crazy to ban books, and in today’s age it is only letting them state their views on that book since it would take all of 2 minutes to get it from the internet. Sadly, there will always be simple minded people who think they should be making decisions for others!

  • Jeryl M.

    Banning books is wrong. If people are allowed to say what they want to people should be allowed to write and read what they want to too. If you don’t like a book don’t read it but you don’t have the write to decide for other people.

  • Daniel M

    yeah banning books is silly, don’t like it don’t read it ta-daa

  • cezovski

    RAFFLECOPTER: CAROLSUE
    I think banning books is stupid. It just makes people want to read them more! I remember in High School, Catcher in the Rye was banned so our teacher couldn’t actually tell us to read it. But by saying it was banned, everybody made a made dash to get a copy and read it! LOL.

  • Katie R

    I don’t like that there are banned books. Even if certain books are available doesn’t mean I’m going to read them. We should be able to choose. I would be so upset if books I love were taken away from me.

  • bookloon

    Banning books just isn’t right. Even if you don’t like/ are against a certain type of content use that to open a dialogue or discussion or avoid the book personally but don’t make that decision for others.

  • Tia

    I love books! They promote education. I do not understand why people want to ban books. If you don’t like it don’t read it. It’s really simple.

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