Bloggers Speak Out is a movement sparked by the recent article, "Filthy Books Demeaning to Republic Educationby 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.
This event is being run from September 21st-October 3rd. It is being organized by Natalie of Mindful Musings and if you would like to participate then head over to her blog and either send her an email or leave her a comment.
In case you've missed what has been going on, you can read my post "Rape is Not Pornography" and visit THIS POST with a list of links from other blogger posts
Filthy Books Giveaway
One winner will get this Filthy Books pack including Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, and Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
This is open internationally (as long as The Book Depository ships to your country, you can enter)
Giveaway ends October 3rd @ 11:59 PM EST
CONTEST HAS ENDED - Winner will be posted shortly