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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Bloggers Speak Out: List Of Giveaways + Posts!

Thanks to Natalie from Mindful Musings for starting this movement and writing this post out!

Bloggers Speak Out is a movement sparked by the recent article, "
Filthy Books Demeaning to Republic Education" by Dr. Wesley Scroggins that was published in the Springfield, MO News-Leader on September 18th. In this article, Scroggins vehemently advocates the censorship of books in schools, and specifically requests that the following books be removed from the Republic school system: Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler, and Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut. To show our support of these authors and to fight against book banning and censorship, we have decided to take action and speak out.

Below is a list of links of bloggers speaking out against book banning and censorship--in the form of giveaways, posts, and reviews. Some are "officially" participating in what we're calling Bloggers Speak Out, and others are posts that we've found around the blogosphere. If you get time, you should definitely check them out!

Giveaways of Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

**All giveaways will end on 10/3, unless otherwise noted**

Other Giveaways

**All giveaways will end on 10/3, unless otherwise noted**

Other Posts Against Book Banning and Censorship

Important Articles on the Subject

"Filthy Books Demeaning to Republic Education" (the article that started it all)
"Republic School Book Choices under Fire" (Springfield News-Leader)


Crystal said...

Great list!

Is it possible to add my blog to it? I posted about this and am posting something each day in honor of BBW and am holding a SPEAK giveaway as well.

Mavie said...

Holy crap! That's an awesome list! So much supporters! Eleni/Natalie, you can put the deadline for mine as 10/3. Thanks! :)

Anonymous said...

This is a great post! I love all of the links. I am also posting a bunch of things for Banned Books Week. We need to celebrate our freedom to read!

Brianna Bruce said...

This is so powerful! If you wish, I would be honored if you added my post on the issue to this list, which I wrote for my blog Lit Castle in the Clouds:

Thanks! And I am so glad that you support Speak Loudly. It is truly moving to see much of the book blogging community standing up for censored books!

Alyssa Kirk said...

It's great to see so many bloggers getting together in support!

LifeBelowZero said...

Garden of Giveaways ~ Share as many great giveaways as you like! ***Also post links to your giveaway linky's and blog hops! Military Wives Saving and Haute Mom are guest hosts this week!

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