Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read!Â The 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.
Many famous books have been the subject of banning attempts.Â Here are three books on the ALAâ€™s list of top ten most challenged books of 2010:
Now Iâ€™m not a big fan of the Twilight series, but I still let my daughters read it, because they are old enough to make their own decisions about it.Â Just because a book isnâ€™t right for a particular person or family doesnâ€™t mean it should be banned.Â As a parent it is my responsibility to decide what my children can and canâ€™t read, and not expect that everyone else should agree with my opinions.
For my giveaway the prize is any book under $15 US available from the Book Depository, and the giveaway is valid if the Book Depository ships to your country.Â If you arenâ€™t sure if the Book Depository ships to your country you can check at this link.Â This hop runs from Saturday, September 24th to Saturday, October 1st. Please put all entries in the Rafflecopter widget, there is no mandatory entry.
Check out the rest of the blogs in the hop at the linky.