Thursday, September 23, 2010

Bloggers Speak Out: List of Links

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)


Coffee and a Book Chick said...

Nikki, this is incredible -- I really want to participate because this guy scares the you-know-what out of me. Cheers to the book blogging community for rising up to the charge!

Coffee and a Book Chick said...

And I also meant to say that your post is incredible -- I know how it is to insert one link into a post, much less all of these that you have included. This is incredible and so informative -- thanks for passing all of this information along! I knew there was a fantastic reason why I follow your blog! :)

Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) said...

Thanks! But all the credit goes to Natalie from Mindful Musings for creating the entire post and allowing all of us to link it as well. She's done a wonderful job organizing the entire Bloggers Speak Out campaign :D

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