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Showing posts with label Bloggers Speak Out. Show all posts
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Friday, September 24, 2010

Bloggers Speak Out List

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)

Monday, September 20, 2010

Speak Giveaway! Bloggers Speak 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.

I posted yesterday about the controversy surrounding Dr. Wesley Scroggins' criticism and challenge of Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, and recommended that you guys go out and buy a copy of the book. But I've decided that that isn't really fair to those of you who can't afford to, but want to be involved in fighting back. Well, being spotted in public reading a banned or challenged book is fighting back, right? So, from now until Oct. 3, I'll be giving away a copy of Speak.

Since I'm using Book Depository for this giveaway, it's open to anyone that they'll ship to :)



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If you'd like to participate in Bloggers Speak Out, drop by http://themindfulmusingsbookblog.blogspot.com for more information.