Saturday, September 24, 2011

Banned Book Week: Giveaway & Blog Hop


It's BANNED BOOKS WEEK! What's banned book week? ALA has a fabulous write up about this event here and a complete list of banned books from the 21st century here. It's this list of Classic Banned Books that astounds me and makes me want to scratch my head and go "really?!" Some of these books include historical events, like Gone With the Wind and The Grapes of Wrath.

Banned Books Week is a week we at Mundie Moms proudly sponsor (you can read all about last year's celebrations here), because as parents we feel no one has the right to tell our children what to read, but we the parent. Reading is FREEDOM. It's freedom to express ourselves, it's freedom in learning and imagination and most importantly reading allows us to feel befriended, comforted, empowered, heard, understood, makes us feel like we belong, and it gives us a voice and a place to escape to. No one has the right to take that away.

Ignorance isn't always bliss, and Book Banning is often times fueled by ignorance. Why? Because more often than not the book that gets banned is voted on by people who have not read it. I mean at least one person has read, but the rest of the group hasn't always. Now, I'm not saying a parent does not have the right to say "My child should not read this book". That's a parent's responsibility and I fully 100% feel a parent has the right to make that decision for THEIR CHILD. I put that in b0ld, because here's were my passion for this issues lies, No parent, teacher, administrator etc has the right to make that decision for everyone else's children, especially MINE. At all. They do not know my child the way I do and therefore do not have the right to assume a certain book is inappropriate for them, but I do. I know what my kids can and can't handle.

Each of us comes from completely different back grounds, religious beliefs, cultures and so forth. Diversity is what makes us, well us. No two people are alike, and no two people have the same experiences. They may experience similar things, but they're never exactly the same, which is similar to reading a book. No two people are going to get the same thing out of the same book. No two people grow up with the same childhood either. I grew up in loving environment, but my dear old friend "Jane" grew up in a home that was anything than loving. Maybe if she had the opportunity to read a book by Ellen Hopkins or Cheryl Rainfield, it would have helped her overcome the horrendous, unthinkable, unimaginable things she was dealing with. Who's to say that if I had read a book like theirs growing up I might have had more of an insight to what my friend was dealing with so I could have understood her situation more. A book like that would have helped her, and that's what truly matters.

No one can ever understand things like abuse of any kind, or rape unless they themselves have experienced it and survived it. I know people who have dwelt with both, and in regards to rape maybe a book like SPEAK would have empowered them and helped them find their voice instead of feeling ashamed about what happened to them. It wasn't their fault. I know that and a book like that would have helped them understand that as well. Books are powerful and they speak to each of us on different levels. Just because a book contains subject matter that I don't agree does not mean it doesn't have subject matter that someone else needs to read. You never know when a book will give someone the voice and comfort they so desperately need, especially when no one else around them is listening to them or paying attention to them or understands them and what they're dealing with and going through. No one has the right to take the away.

Now that I've raved on longer than I meant to it's on to THE GIVEAWAY & Hop information!

To kick off our week long celebration of Banned Books we've joined the Banned Book Week Hop hosted by Kathy from I Am A Read, Not A Writer and Jen from I Read Banned Books.

I'm giving away one of my favorites from the Banned Books list:

The Giver by Lois Lowry
Originally released on March 29th, 1993
Published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers

Jonas's world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear or pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the Community. When Jonas turns twelve, he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.


TO ENTER to win:
- Leave me a comment letting me know what your favorite banned book is along with your 1st name and email address
- This giveaway ends on October 1st, 2011 and the winner will be announced on Sunday October 2nd, 2011
- 1 comment per person, please
- This is open internationally, but international shipping rules apply


Go HERE to get the complete list of the over 250 bloggers who are participating in this hop. Each of these stops is hosting a giveaway that goes along with book banning.

Don't forget to go check out the NEW BANNED BOOKS WEEK site!

133 comments:

  1. My favorite banned books are the Harry Potter series.

    Thank you for the giveaway =)

    Bekka
    prettydeadlyreviews(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  2. My favorite is Anne Frank


    ctymice at gmail dot com

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  3. My favorite banned book is To Kill a Mockingbird. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Nakoya
    alias.known.yo at gmail dot com

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  4. It seems that most of my favorites are banned books: Harry Potter, Hunger Games, the Giver, just to name a few.

    Jex @ Everything and Nothing

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  5. My favourite banned book is Witches by Roald Dahl.

    therainhouse17(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. All the good books have been banned at some point... One of my favorites is Lord of the Rings

    Susie C.
    susie.chadwick@gmail.com

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  7. Susie- That is so true!


    I love seeing this fabulous list of books you guys have posted. Again it begs the question why the heck any of them have ever been banned in the first place.

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  8. Been hearing such good things about this book. New follower. I think this might be one of the better giveaways going on.

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  9. I'll say Lord of the Flies and Twilight.
    Breezyobreezy(at)aol(dot)com

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  10. My favorite banned book has always been The Diary of A Young Girl by Anne Frank. I re-read it last year in honor of Banned Books Week.

    Sarah - sarah AT sarahreadstoomuch.com

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  11. To Kill a Mockingbird is my favorite. I also liked The Kite Runner.

    Carol
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

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  12. I love The Catcher in the Rye. It is an amazing novel.

    Angie
    ajiehuang1997 AT gmail DOT com

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  13. graphes of wrath,
    jbarrett5 at cox.net

    thanks for having the hop

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  14. My favourite banned book has to be My Sisters Keeper.

    I think that schools shouldn't deprive children, who wouldn't normally read, of these moving and raw emotional books.

    For instance, this book my sisters keeper, introduced me to a whole new genre of reading. Before, I liked books about spies and shooting and murder. Now, while I still like those books, the heartfelt pain and emotion in Jodi Picoult's books, makes her one of my favourite authors to date. She writes books you can relate to, even though your problems seem minuscule compared to some of the characters.

    So that's why I read banned books. That's why My sisters keeper is my favourite. And that's why YA Saves.

    chocoholicmol(at)hotmail(dot)com

    Molly

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  15. My favorite banned book is The Golden Compass (actually, the whole His Dark Materials trilogy).
    Ricki
    rickimc[at]aol[dot]com

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  16. My favorite band book or I should say books are the Harry Potter series. Thanks so much for the giveaway! I haven't read The Giver in a long time.

    hollyjolly89@gmail.com

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  17. My favorite banned book would have to be The Hunger Games! Amazing!

    Maria
    mariaeduardaboson(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  18. Hopping by to personally thank you for being a part of the hop this year!

    Jen

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  19. Well, I think someone picked it a few comments back, but I think To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my all time favorites.
    Julia
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. I love that the Merriam Webster and the American Heritage Dictionaries have been banned for including slang definitions for words.

    Candice
    candicerjames [at] gmail [dot] com

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  21. The Wasp Factory
    Jessica
    jessicawedwards@gmail.com

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  22. Thanks for the giveaway! I love To Kill a Mockingbird! A new one that I love is The Hunger Games!
    e(dot)baker219(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. One of my favorites is the Diary of Anne Frank.
    Chanticlear1(at)gmail(dot)com
    Best wishes and thanks for your generous contribution to this very important banned book blog hop!

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  24. My fave is The Giver, but another of my faves is the Harry Potter series :)

    Raelena
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  25. I've enjoyed a lot of the recently banned/challenged books: Da Vinci Code, Twilight, Hunger Games.
    juliecookies(at)gmail.com

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  26. My favorites would have to be the Harry Potter series, Twilight, Lord of the Rings, and the Hunger Games series. Really???!!! Thanks for doing this!

    widsfam7 @ digis dot net

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  27. Not entering the giveaway. Posted on Murder She Writes but reposting where I can, to say thank you for raising this issue.

    Went to American Library Association website for list of banned/challenged books. http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/banned/frequentlychallenged/challengedclassics/index.cfm

    Happy to say, I’ve read most of the classics, or consciously chose not to read a few, but was floored to see To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee; 1984, by George Orwell; A Farewell to Arms and For Whom the Bell Tolls, by Ernest Hemingway; Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell; and Sophie’s Choice, by William Styron, to name a few on the short list.

    A commenter there pointed out that the Bible often is banned.

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  28. My fave book on the challenged list is Laurie Halse Anderson's "Speak". Of course, I love quite a few of the others, too!
    Ree - literaryobsession at me dot com

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  29. My fave banned book is probably To Kill A Mockingbird or Twelfth Night or maybe Witches by Roald Dahl. So many great banned books. :)

    smithlinda60(at)hotmail(dot)com

    Thanks!
    Linda

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  30. My favs so far are the Harry Potter series and this book ..The Giver! --Thanks for the chance.
    ldsmomof03ATyahooDOTcom

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  31. Didn't realize that Harry Potter was actually banned, but it is one of my top favorites!

    Marci
    marciclark88 at gmail dot com

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  32. My favorite banned books would probaby be the Harry Potter and Twilight series, so funny that they're considered to be banned/challenged books =P
    Thanks for hosting this giveaway!! =)

    GFC Follower: SpadesHighReads
    Tezza
    TValeros18 AT gmail DOT com

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  33. Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut :D Banning books is such a waste! :)

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  34. The Hunger Games was the first book I could ever really say I was absolutely in love with about. I was appalled when I found out people were banning them :[
    Thanks for the awesome contest. I've never actually read this one, but I've always wanted to :]

    jasmineroster@gmail.com

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  35. GCF- Christine A.

    your1chef at aol dot com

    Gone with the Wind- sad that it is on the list. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  36. My favorite banned books are Harry potter series, My Sister’s Keeper and His Dark Materials trilogy.
    Thank you for raising this issue!
    when I found out that people were banning books, I was shocked and horrofied...
    Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.Really.

    Tal.
    Kyo.chan31@gmail.com

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  37. My fave is lord of the flies. linda slade linda.slade@yahoo.com

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  38. I think my favorite banned book is The Catcher in the Rye, thanks! sbcashortie at hotmail dot com

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  39. Great post.
    My favourite banned book is Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler which was banned just last year.

    speak_to_bidisha@yahoo.co.in

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  40. My fav banned book would have to be The Hunger Games. It's AMAZING!!
    Jennifer
    jennifer(@)fictitiousmusings(.)com

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  41. The Hunger Games and To Kill a Mockingbird.

    Judy
    magnolias_1[at]msn[dot]com

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  42. My favorites are of course the Harry Potter series and also To Kill a Mockingbird. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Donna @ The Happy Booker
    ahappybooker at gmail dot com

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  43. My favorite banned books are Harry Potter Series.

    Meliya
    mdh0115(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. My favorite banned books are Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy.

    (very hard to pick favorites when so many GREAT books have been banned!)

    ~Asheley (Into the Hall of Books)
    asheley.tart@gmail.com

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  45. Beloved and Catcher in the rye

    courtney
    courtneycox64@yahoo.com

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  46. The Hunger Games and Twilight are two of my favorite challenged books. And...Water for Elephants...wth? LOL!

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    Kristin @ Better Read Than Dead
    klaragon73@gmail.com

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  47. My favorite banned/challenged books are definitely Harry Potter. I can't imagine someone taking these books away from children!

    Thanks for the giveaway. I <3 Banned Book Week.

    Kaitlyn
    kaitlynkline[at]gmail[dot]com

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  48. My favorite banned or challenged books is I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

    Thanks for the great giveaway.

    lenasledge(at)gmail(dot)com

    Here's mine: Read Banned Books Week Hop and Giveaway

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  49. I've had books that really inspire me. They made me, me. Having books challenged or banned just makes be want to read it more. I loved The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn for that exact reason.
    Thanks for participating in the hop!

    lindadao2060 at yahoo dot com

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  50. GFC Darlene
    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

    As a child, I loved The Diary of Anne Frank and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  51. Dominique...

    One of my favorites is The Diary of Anne Frank.

    GFC: Dominique
    couponcookie at gmail dot com

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  52. I have really enjoyed reading about all the different banned books you guys love. Thank you!

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  53. My favorite banned book is Looking for Alaska by John Green! Such a good book, as are all of his books.

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    - Elisquared
    eliweibley AT gmail DOT com

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  54. My fav book is Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson!

    Ashley
    ashtreygonesmokeya@yahoo.com

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  55. My favorite is Blood & Chocolate.
    Its a great story and don't understand why its banned. Its a different look on paranormal.
    Jessica
    jessie.cochrane@yahoo.com

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  56. Whoa, waaay too many favs to name lol. I don't have a single fav, but a few at the top are Looking for Alaska, Harry Potter, The Hunger Games.

    leemai82 at gmail

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  57. I don't even know most of them, but I probably Catcher in the Rye.

    My name is Amanda. Thanks for the giveaway!

    strs4u2000[at]yahoo.com

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  58. I love so many, but right now it might be The Hunger Games
    insanityisnormal(at)gmail(dot)com

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  59. My name is Maxine and it is hard to decide what my favourite banned book is because it seems like all the best books have been banned but if I have to name just one, I would go with Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck - it is an amazing story written in some of the most lyrical prose I have ever read - it's like reading a song.

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  60. My favorite banned books is the Hunger Games

    Poisnivyred AT gmail.com

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  61. Great choice of banned book! It seems that most of my favorite books are on a banned or challenged list somewhere, but I fell in love with Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler as soon as I read it.

    Christi

    caldelizzi(at)gmail(dot)com

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  62. I have to go with Harry Potter, although there are a ton of great ones.

    thegirlonfire27 at gmail dot com

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  63. I love the hunger games

    traci g.

    raynekitten@gmail.com

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  64. I love Fahrenheit 451 edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom Thank you!

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  65. There are so many! Hunger Games, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Handmaid's Tale, Speak, etc. There are too many to choose just one.

    Macie

    macielowens @ gmail . com

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  66. My favorite banned book is THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins.
    Leanna
    leannaBF@gmail.com

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  67. My favorite banned book is To Kill a Mockingbird! Boo Radley!~ :D

    blissfulrains(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  68. I love To Kill A Mockingbird. I also love Harry Potter.

    Kelli

    mirrandam (at) gmail.com

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  69. Hi! I have two favorite Banned Books.

    To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee and A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess.

    Thanks so much for this opportunity.
    If you would like to check out my post it's at:
    http://ladysbookstuff.blogspot.com

    Amy
    amydelrosso(at)gmail(dot)com

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  70. I love the Hunger Games!
    benjikenworthy@gmail.com

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  71. My favourite banned book is To Kill a Mockingbird, but that's a tough call.

    Sarah
    sarahframe@gmail.com

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  72. Hi i will post anonymous cause google don't like me today.lol. there are to many i like on the list Harry potter, The hunger games, twight, catcher in the Rye. Ann Frank. Come on its just to out of control. Maybe they should not be banned but put on a check out system only by age. don't know that won't work either sorry, thanks for the giveaway joannie jscddmj[at]aol[dot]com

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  73. This is the best book to offer for this giveaway. Such a great book! I also love the diary of Anne frank.

    Holly

    Thanks!

    Hollybwright at comcast.net

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  74. I think I'd have to say Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Erin
    erinreadsblog {at} gmail {dot} com

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  75. My favorite, and I love so many on there is of mice and men. I can't believe little house on the prairie made it on the list. Ugg.
    debbie
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  76. My favorite banned book? Wow. That's hard! Right at this moment, I;m going with The Marbury Lens by Andrew Smith.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    ash @smashattackreads.com

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  77. Thanks for the giveaway! I have so many favorites on the Banned Book list. I think To Kill A Mockingbird and The Hunger Games are my very favorite.

    slackmandiATyahooDOTcom

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  78. My favorites...Harry Potter and the Hunger games series

    GFC Michele Luker

    jmluker at winco dot net

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  79. It's really ridiculous some of the books they ban, but I would have to say (so far) my fave would be The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

    Rabiah
    iliveforreading AT hotmail DOT com

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  80. thanks for the giveaway!
    GFC follower: Katie
    Favorite banned books are Hunger Games and Speak

    Katie
    katie_tp(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  81. Thanks for the chance! :D I'm an GFC Follower {Sierra Cullen.♥} My favorite banned would be Crank by Ellen Hopkins!

    x
    Sierra(:
    ittssierraily{at]yahoo{dot]com

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  82. My favorite would have to be To Kill a Mocking Bird or maybe Diary of Anne Frank or maybe Lord of the Flies... Hard to decided so many classics that are great books on this list...
    April
    april@pinebelt.net

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  83. So many great books have been banned. One of my favorites though is The Hunger Games!

    Abgafford@gmail.com

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  84. i kinda feel like books get banned because they show something different than what we are actually accustomed to.

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  85. One of my favorite banned books or in this case short story is "The Awakening" by Kate Chopin. It was one of the few assigned reading in high school I actually enjoyed.

    books4susie@aol.com

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  86. My favorite banned book was the Harry Potter series.
    I'm a follower on GFC-Lisa Richards
    (\___/)
    (='.'=)
    (")_(")

    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com
    http://lisaslovesbooksofcourse.blogspot.com/

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  87. The Hunger Games. Technically it's not "banned" but it has been challenged.
    amercnchic (at) aol (dot) com

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  88. Gone With the Wind! Can't believe the Harry Potter books are in this.

    lead[at]hotsheet[dot]com

    GFC follower

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  89. I firmly stand behind Fahrenheit 451 as my favorite banned book of all time.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Jess
    Romanceaholic at gmail dot com

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  90. Looking for Alaska by John Green!!
    vicky216n at hotmail dot com

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  91. It is hard to name my fave banned book, but i will say Twilight is up there:)
    Nikki Oz
    gikkinikki@yahoo.com

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  92. There are so many banned books that are among my favorites but I'm going to pick The Hunger Games.

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  93. So many Banned Books, so little time, but my favorite banned book would have to be Crank by Ellen Hopkins! I love her books.


    Kandee
    kennedycrazidraw@yahoo.com

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  94. My favorite is Catcher in the Rye

    Linda

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  95. I'm Alicia, and my favorite banned book is "For Whom the Bell Tolls," by Ernest Hemingway. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    alicia.ebaugh at gmail dot com

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  96. I'm Michelle, and my favorite banned book is Catch-22 by Joseph Heller.
    Thank you for helping spread the word about Banned Books.

    OBoyledBooks at gmail dot com

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  97. My name is Cheyenne and my favorite banned book (or just my favorite book in general) is The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.

    mcrs_venin(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  98. The Harry Potter Series! Gawd. I can't believe they banned it.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    -frunchezzcuh
    hellgirl_fran@yahoo.com

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  99. I loved the Hunger Games trilogy! Thanks for this giveaway - I would love to win!

    susanw28 (at) mindspring (dot) com

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  100. MY favorite banned books are Catcher in the Rye and 1984. Actually I love a lot of the books that are banned.

    Kathy
    jarymidu@hotmail.com

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  101. Thanks for the giveaway! My favorite banned books are Speak, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Slaughterhouse-Five.

    susanna DOT pyatt AT student DOT rcsnc DOT org

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  102. My favorite banned book is Lord of the Flies by William Golding.
    Tara
    mizztuts AT bellsouth DOT net

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  103. Thanks for the chance to win!
    I like Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes
    ilratb(@)gmail(.)com

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  104. My fav banned book is the Lord of the Rings
    teressa
    teressaoliver at gmial dot com

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  105. My favorite banned book is the Harry Potter series, with any of the Judy Blume books coming in a close second.

    Lisa
    leyser73 at yahoo dot com

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  106. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Favorite classic banned book is To Kill a Mocking Bird
    Favorite recent banned or challenged book is Hunger Games.
    tmdahle@centurytel.net

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  107. Gosh I hate to say it, because everyone else has said the same thing but, Anne Frank and To Kill A Mockingbird are my 2 all time favorites.

    Oh...and The Bible.

    butterflyboo123(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  108. Thank you for sharing all your favorite banned books with us! It's amazing at how many beloved classics and even the Bible have been banned. *shakes head*

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  109. I'm late but I'll still join in ;) I love the HP books of course but my absolutely favorite banned books are The Giver and The Chocolate War.

    stephanie.carson@gmail.com

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  110. My Favorite is the Harry Potter series and Flowers in the Attic

    paige1sme at aol dot com

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  111. The Catcher in the Rye

    Brittany
    quixoticdreamer(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  112. My favorite banned books are the hunger games
    chaarmedone1512(at)aol(dot)com

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  113. My favorite is harry Potter Series.
    Thanks for the great giveaway.

    Mary
    mary_reiss @ hotmail.com

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  114. I love any book by Ellen Hopkins!! She is an amazing writer!

    PelicanJL@hotmail.com

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  115. Wow! I neve knew Harry Potter was a banned book. I love the whole series

    Larissa

    Lmbrunken At gmail Dot com

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  116. My favorite banned book/challenged book is "Of Mice and Men". I read this book when I was in high school :) and fell in love with it!

    Thank you so much for the chance.

    swttie at gmail dot com

    - Hien

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  117. my favorite is the harry potter series!
    heatheranya at hotmail dot com

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  118. There are few books out there I love more than the Harry Potter books. Hunger games and Twilight are ridiculous to be banned also. Thanks for the giveaway. Read on!!

    bchild5 at aol dot com

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  119. I can't choose just one! I guess I'd choose To Kill a Mockingbird or Animal Farm.

    Cheers,
    Catherine

    catherinelee100[at]gmail[dot]com

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  120. My favorite is To Kill a Mockingbird.

    Thanks for the chance,
    Alison

    supaflychikenpi2 AT gmail DOT com

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  121. Emily

    To Kill a Mockingbird & The Captain Underpants Series

    ELesnick at gmail dot com

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  122. My fav is Catcher in the Rye!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Reema

    readingrhinopress@hotmail.com

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  123. My favourite banned book is The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  124. I love the banned The Hunger Games
    Thanks for a chance, Lindsay

    pawsomeart@hotmail.com

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  125. Thank you for continuing to share your favorite Banned Books with us!!

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  126. My favorite banned book is Fahrenheit 451.

    Morganlafey86(at)aol(dot)com

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  127. The Catcher in the Rye, and Harry Potter are faves here. linetteg at embarqmail dot com

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  128. Judy Blume's books!
    Karen
    kpuleski at gmail dot com

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  129. My favorite banned book is definitely Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. :)

    Karli
    Karaliene24[@]gmail[.]com

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  130. Thanks for the giveaway and for participating in this blog hop! It's a toss up for me between "Gone with the Wind", Harry Potter and Twilight.

    Laura H.
    BornajhawkATaolDOTcom

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  131. To Kill A Mockingbird definitely!
    Annell
    SchmerfetteATcoxDOTnet

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  132. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!!! This book has been on my to-be-read list for ages so i'm very excited about this giveaway!

    My favourite banned books are the Harry Potter series. I feel sad for all the kids who've been deprived of reading this series because it is truly outstanding and has been an integral part of my pre-teen/teen years! I've definitely enjoyed every book in the series.... ^_^

    Jolainne

    jdesouza1310@gmail.com

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  133. Thank you to everyone who's commented and shared your favorite banned books with us. This giveaway is now CLOSED.

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