Monday, September 27, 2010
Banned Books Weeks is, in my opinion, one of the most important weeks of the year. The suppression of ideas and discussion runs counter to the growth and compassion that human society desperately needs.
Given how pivotal I think this week of anti-censorship awareness is I'm giving away some big prizes. Winners will be randomly drawn at the end of the week and details of how to enter will follow - but first: the prizes! These books constitute challenged and banned books that have had a profound impact on me as both reader and writer.
One winner will receive: The full box set of Harry Potter (the most challenged books of the decade!)
One winner will receive: Ellen Hopkins' Crank, Glass, and Fallout
One winner will receive: Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak, Wintergirls, and Twisted
Here's how to enter:
Spread the word about Banned Books Week by mentioned a challenged or banned book you love (you can find lists of challenged books here) and link back to this post (don't worry if you don't have a blog, Twitter, Facebook, etc. are all fine). Share your link in the comments below. I'll draw the winners on Saturday!