Banned Books Week 2012 Giveaway

In honor of Banned Books Week 2012, and in an effort to put more of these important books into the hands of readers, I am giving away a banned or challenged book to one lucky winner.

The prize is one banned or challenged book of the winner's choice (up to $15 US value), shipped from The Book Depository. This contest is open internationally, as long as The Book Depository ships to your country.

If you're looking for recommendations, I have a Suggested Reading post on Banned & Challenged Books that you can check out for some ideas.

If none of those interest you, then you can find other lists of banned books here.

Visit these websites for more information about Banned Books Week:
http://www.bannedbooksweek.org
American Library Association

What banned books have you read? Which ones do you plan to read? Comment and let me know!


Enter to win a banned book of your choice by filling out the Rafflecopter form below.
  • Entrants must be 13 years or older.
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120 comments:

  1. I've read & recommend Harry Potter, Hunger Games & Twilight. But I'll admit, I didn't know they were banned books until today. If I win I'd choose a paperback copy of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

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  2. Harry Potter is def my fav banned book! Idk what I would choose I need to look up lists!

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  3. I've read Harry Potter, Hunger Games and totally recommend both of them. I also rad Twilight Saga and recommend it too, if you like romances. I also read Brave New World (nothing too shocking, it's quite outdated), Lord of the Flies (just creeps and cruelty, not plot to speak of), Lord of the Rings (I can't understand why would anyone want to ban it, it's like every other fairytale), Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging (I'd never give it to my child to read, as it's just like Bridget Jones Diaries, only for teenage girls, but ban it?).

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    1. Lord of the Rings was banned for "being satanic".

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  4. I love Of Mice and Men. I was shocked to learn it was on the list of banned books. I think I would choose The Perks of Being a Wallflower. (Nikki Marie on rafflecopter)

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  5. Harry Potter is my favorite banned book. If I won, I would choose The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

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  6. I have read Harry Potter, To Kill a Mockingbird, and The Hunger Games. If I'd win I'll pick Brave New World.

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  7. I love Fahrenheit 451, Speak, The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Go Ask Alice.

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  8. Banned book I've read was Harry Potter.

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  9. I've read Harry Potter, Twilight, the Hunger Games and Scars.

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  10. I don´t really understand why a book should be banned. It looks like so much middle age and in XXI century is outrageous for me. I´ve read Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Catcher in the Rye, My Sister´s Keeper, Twilight, and so many more!

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    1. Books shouldn't be banned! But the reasons that people want them banned are abundant. Usually these would-be book banners have never even read the book that they want banned.

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  11. I have read Harry Potter and those are recommended to all the fantasies lover.

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  12. I've read Hunger Games and Twilight. Didn't know they were banned :/

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  13. Hello there, Jenny! First of all, thanks for this giveaway. I haven't read, at least I think I haven't, any banned books... YET. If I win, I would love to have "The Perks of Being a Wallflower". - Ara

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    1. You're welcome! I bet you've read a few banned books and didn't even realize it!

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  14. To Kill A Mockingbird and HP--I always recommend those!

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  15. i've heard HP, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Hunger Games, would recommend all, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  16. I have read The Hunger Games and To Kill a Mockingbird. Love both!! julierupert@gmail.com

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  17. Harry Potter, Hunger Games...It's sometimes difficult to see what makes these books bad!

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  18. I've read a few, but I highly recommend The Hunger Games for those who haven't read it yet!

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  19. i read the harry potter series ^^

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  20. I'd recommend Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Fahrenheit 451. If I win, I might pick Slaughterhouse-Five.

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  21. I've read The Hunger Games, To Kill A Mockingbird, Of Mice and Men, Snow Falling On Cedars, Twilight, The Giver...and more!

    Thanks!

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  22. The Giver, Of Mice and Men, The Hunger Games

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  23. I recommend Harry Potter, Hunger Games, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Perks of Being a Wallflower...
    I'd maybe choose Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.

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  24. I loved and would recommend the Hunger Games trilogy, The Giver, and the Harry Potter series! Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win!

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  25. Of Mice and Men, To Kill a Mockingbird, Hunger Games and a few others. I'd probably choose The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Thanks!

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  26. I've read Harry Potter.

    kiss_shani(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  27. I've read Thirteen Reasons Why and I would definitely recommend the book. :)

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  28. I am loving seeing all of the banned books that y'all have read and which ones you would want if you win! You're all awesome!

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  29. I'd like to read Sherman Alexie's THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN.

    eai(at)stanfordalumni(dot)org

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  30. Yes, I have read quite many banned books. I would love to read Crank by Ellen Hopkins.

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  31. I would recommend Crank by Ellen Hopkins. Anything by Ellen is fabulous! I really want Looking For Alaska by John Green. (:

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  32. I absolutely loved The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and would probably pick The Hunger Games. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  33. I would choose The Perks of Being a Wallflower, thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  34. I've read The Hunger Games, and I would love to read Bridge to Terabithia. Thanks! :)

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  35. I've read quite a few banned books. From Little House on the Prairie and To Kill a Mockingbird to The Lord of the Rings and The Hunger Games. Some of the reasons for banning are just impossibly narrow minded.

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    1. Aren't they? Most of it is pretty ridiculous, and often completely inaccurate because those who would ban a book haven't even read the material in question.

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  36. I'd definitely recommend The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Harry Potter and Crank. Thank you. :)

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  37. Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Looking for Alaska!

    I would want lord of the rings =D

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  38. There are so many banned books that I have read. Even had to read a lot of them in school. I can't believe the list of Classic books that are banned...ridiculous! Such narrow minds. Don't like it, don't read it. That's what I say. Anyway, thank you for the hop...I'm having fun. And i have been enlightened. I didn't know all of these books were on a banned list.

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    1. I agree completely! And I'm always surprised by some of the books that show up on banned/challenged lists each year.

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  39. I'll probably choose Crank if I win :)

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  40. I loved Crank by Ellen Hopkins.

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  41. I think I'd choose "The perks of being a wallflower"! I've been curious about this story!

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  42. i've read quite a few, such as hg trilogy, tkam, catcher in the rye, perks of being a wallflower... I'll probably choose looking for alaska by john green or catcher in the rye, 'cause they are both such great books.
    thanks for the wonderful giveaway :)

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  43. I'm no idea what book I would choose... there are a lot of great ones!
    I've read quite a few- THG, HP, Perks, Catcher in the Rye, To Kill a mockingbird and Alice.

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  44. I read & enjoyed THE COLOR PURPLE.

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  45. I enjoyed Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson.

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  46. I've read To Kill a Mockingbird and the Hunger Games and I would recommend them both!

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  47. I realised that I've actually read a lot of challenged book - must say, I was quite surprised to hear that Bridge to Terabithia has been challenged.
    I would probably choose the Giver or Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian :)

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    1. Right?! Bridge to Terabithia was banned for language and being Satanic. ... .........

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  48. I love To Kill a Mocking Bird, and I try to read a lot of the other ones. I heard that The Hunger Games has been challenged, and I want to read it so bad!

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    1. Everyone should read The Hunger Games!

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  49. I've read almost the whole GG series and liked it lots! I might get Hunger Games if I win!

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  50. I think I'd choose The Perks of Being a Wallflower, thanks!

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  51. I'd like to read Thirteen Reasons Why or The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

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  52. I would choose ttyl. I am so interested in the epistolary style of writing I'd love to check it out! Thanks for the chance to win! =)

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  53. I'd recommend Snow falling on cedars :)

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  54. I definitely want Perks of Being a Wallflower!

    CJ

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  55. I read Of Mice and Men & Twilight saga.

    jmesparza821(at)gmail(dot)com

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  56. The Pillars of the Earth

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  57. loved of mice and men, to kill a mocking bird!

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  58. I would reccomend To Kill a Mockingbird as well as What My Mother Doesn't Know.

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  59. As a librarian and English major, I have read almost every banned & challenged book. For kids, I love And Tango Makes Three and also In the Night Kitchen. For adults, To Kill a Mockingbird is a great book, as is Fahrenheit 451, I know Why the Caged Bird Sings, etc.

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    1. All of those are wonderful books! Good luck.

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  60. Brave New World keeps popping up in my mind, probably because I re-read it earlier this year. It is a book to make you think for months afterward.

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  61. My favorites would have to be "To Kill A Mockingbird", and Harry Potter Series - and I'd love for a chance to read "The Perks of Being A Wallflower".

    Name: Hira Hasnain
    Email: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com
    Twitter: @inluvwithbookz

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  62. I'd choose Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging.Thanks for the giveaway!

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  63. I would certainly recommend The Golden Compass and the Harry Potter series for others to read. :) I'd like to read The Perks of Being a Wallflower or The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian~ thank you for the chance to win!

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  64. I've read Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, To Kill a Mockingbird...and that's all I can think of at the moment. And I would LOVE to win The Hunger Games or Second Chance Summer. Thanks! :)

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  65. I read Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen and it was amazing! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  66. I recommend harry potter series, hunger games trilogy and any book from Ellen Hopkins...I loved them all!

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  67. I recommend Looking for Alaska by John Green! DFTBA!

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  68. I have read and recommend Harry Potter series and The Hunger Games trilogy, they're really good and shouldn't be banned but well...

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  69. Hunger Games trilogy is the answer to BOTH questions. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  70. Harry Potter, Hunger Games, and To Kill a Mockingbird

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  71. The Hunger Games Trilogy!

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  72. I would recommend the Harry Potter series because I highly enjoyed them :)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    cassandrahicks1989@yahoo.com

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  73. I have read all Harry Potter, and Twilight saga (didn't know it was on the list, do dumb) anyway, loved them, want to read Hunger Games, (seen the movie,. liked it)
    Thats what I would pick if I win. :)

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  74. I think Brave New World is my favorite banned book

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  75. I'd recommend The Hunger Games and Harry Potter

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  76. Harry Potter series is my favourite of all the challenged/banned books. As for what I would choose, I don't know! There are so many to choose from.

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  77. I've read Hunger Games and I'd like to get Mockingjay if I win :)

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  78. the Harry Potter Series I've read and I'd choose a Wrinkle in Time :)

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  79. I'd recommend To Kill a Mockingbird. I loved it when I read it in 9th grade and it's crazy to me that it's such a challenged book. It's not something I was that aware of at the time.

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  80. I have read a few on the banned book list but my favorite has to be To Kill a Mockingbird.

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  81. I recommend that everyone reads The Lord of the Rings at least once in their life.

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  82. Well my favorite banned or challenged book is The Hunger Games and Harry Potter, but I'd really love to read Perks of Being a Wallflower

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  83. I would choose the Hunger Games. There are a lot of books with the title 'banned' that I love, such as Harry Potter or Vampire Academy.

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  84. I loved Lord of the Rings and the first few books of the Harry Potter series, as well as To Kill A Mockingbird. I'd like to win Ender's Game :)

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  85. I like the banned books, and read a lot book of the banned
    But if i win i think i want The Perks of Being a Wallflower or Ender's Game
    Amazing book and i want watch both movies

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  86. To Kill a Mocking Bird, and Farenheight 451 are 2 of my favorites!!
    Lisa Hackney
    yankssssrule08 at yahoo dot com

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  87. I would choose Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. It's the only one of the trilogy I don't own.

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  88. I would choose To Kill a Mockingbird or Catcher in the Rye. :)
    Thanks!

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  89. i would choose : obsidian..and my fav banned : perfect chemistry by simone elkeles and vampire academy by richele mead
    thanks for the chance

    icha09 at gmail dot com

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  90. I think I haven't read any banned books.

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  91. I love To Kill a Mockingbird and Bridge to Terebithia. I don't know yet what I would pick if I won.

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  92. Harry Potter, To Kill A Mockingbird, Twilight, and The Hunger Games

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  93. I would choose The Chocolate War, a book I was reminded of during this hop.
    Thanks :)

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  94. Lord of the Rings

    Kristie Betts
    Momsfreebies17@yahoo.com

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  95. I loved and would recommend several books on the banned list including Harry Potter, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Great Gatsby, The Hunger Games, and The Kite Runner!

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  96. I have read a lot of the old classics when they were required reading in school. Who knew they would eventually ban them.

    I would like a copy of The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  97. I've read a lot of banned books like To Kill A Mockingbird, The Harry Potter series, Hunger Games, Huckleberry Finn, Brave New World, The Great Gatsby and tons more!

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  98. Loved The Hunger Games, To Kill a Mockingbird, and more. Not sure what I would get!

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  99. To Kill a Mockingbird....book I recommend most.

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