I Am A Reader Not A Writer and I Read Banned Books. This hop is all about Banned Books in honor of Banned Books Week which runs September 24 - October 1, 2011. I'm a big proponent of not banning books and will make sure with my guidance and discussion that my sons read as many of the banned and challenged books that interest them at the appropriate ages. I still wonder why To Kill A Mockingbird would be challenged. I love that book - it was just about the only assigned book in high school I liked (I had already read it in middle school).
We can move on to more recent books, Twenty Boy Summer, Speak, Crank, all of these have a place and talk to girls (and boys too) about issues that face them maybe in ways their parents didn't think too. Maybe one of these books will speak to a teenager and stop a destructive behavior. Maybe it won't, maybe it's just a book and that's fine too. Okay off my soapbox now.
My giveaway is simple, it's $15 towards one book at The Book Depository, open Internationally if The Book Depository ships to your country for free. The only catch, the book should be a banned or challenged book, some can be found on this page here, you can also google around for others. That page is a listing of the top ten challenged books (or series) in the last 10 years. Some examples are below. To enter all you need to do is enter your name and email in the Rafflecopter below, all other entries are optional. Thanks for stopping by, make sure you stop by the other blogs and enter their giveaways as well!