Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop

Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop hosted by I Am A Reader and Bookhounds!














Banned Book Week is observed one week a year to bring attention to the many books that are challenged or banned.  This year has been no exception, most notably with the case involving Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers.  The Freedom To Read Foundation, which is the legal arm of the American Library Association helps organizations and individuals fight against books bans and challenges.  You can find out more about what they do here.  You can also find lots of downloads and other ways to bring awareness by going here.

As I always say, you have the right to monitor what you read and what your child reads, but you do not have the right to make that decision for everyone else. 

One winner will get to pick a book from the list below, and every book on this list has been banned or challenged at one time.


Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Earth, My Butt, and other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler
The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily Danforth
Looking For Alaska by John Green
Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan


You must be 13+ to enter and this is open internationally. Contest-only social media accounts will be disqualified.

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54 responses to “Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop

  1. I don’t think books should be banned. Every one has the right to read what they want. I do think like movies and tv, they should have a rating system. But banned? No way. That just makes me want to read them more.

  2. Clarisa

    My thoughts on banning books is simple I hate it. No one should have the power to let others not to read a book ever. There should be caution to what someone is going to read for some but everyone should be able to read a book even if it contain nudity, anti-family, drugs/alcohol/smoking, offensive language, and political viewpoint. The best book that gave me moral lesson are The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, The Hunger Games, Looking for Alaska, Bless Me Ultima, Thirteen Reasons Why, and The Giver. All are on list of banned books, all have teach me one thing or more about life. Have taught me about love form family/friends, doing different things to learn more about oneself, never judge a person, and do what rights even if people can’t stand by you.

  3. Serena Powell

    I think banning books is a completely ridiculous act. Some of the best books I’ve ever read are on the Banned Book list, such as Perks of Being a Wallflower. Banned books are usually thoughtful and emotional.

  4. Carol L

    The ract that someone thinks we should be told what we cannot reaad is beyond crazy. No one has the right . If you don’t approve of a book then don’t read it. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Carol L

  5. Christina M.

    My thoughts on book banning are so vitriolic that I can’t post them here. 😉 I make it a point to read banned books, and to donate the more lovely ones to libraries. I’ve donated many Harry Potter sets, Ray Bradbury, and Maya Angelou over the years.

  6. Valentina B.

    It should be specified if they contain nudity, drugs/alcohol/smoking, offensive language and so on, so we can choose if we want or not to read them but them mustn’t be banned.

  7. I think censorship on the written word is atrocious. Just like we have freedom of speech, we should have freedom of ink. I understand why some feel the need to ban books, but that doesn’t make me agree with it. Especially, fiction works.

  8. I hate everything about banning books. If writing is a form of art, why is it in any way acceptable to ban it? I think the entire practice is archaic and close-minded. The only upside to it is that it enrages actual readers and influences them to pick up these books so that they can form their own opinions on the works.

  9. Linda Romer

    I think it’s a crime to ban books. Everyone should have the right to read what they want to. Thank you

  10. I restrict what my children can read based upon their level of maturity. Otherwise, I allow them to choose what they want to read. I read what I want – quite happily!

    While some books may not be to someone’s taste, I do not believe a book should be banned. I believe a person has the right to choose to read or not to read a certain book for him/herself or for his or her very young children. Book banning, to me, is evil.

  11. Summer

    I think people should have the freedom to read whatever they choose, just because one group objects to something, it doesn’t mean everyone else should be denied the opportunity to perhaps find a better understanding of it through books.

  12. IT honestly just depends. There are certain books, like Fifty Shades of Grey, that I believe should not be allowed in high schools. But it is ridiculous for the most part. Books like The Giver, and The Perks of Being a Wallflower… IT is just crazy. There is something that can be learned, can be gained, from just about every single book you read.

  13. I don’t think books should be banned and it’s sad that they are. It doesn’t do any good and it would be great to see it come to an end.

  14. Jan Lee

    I don’t have the right to say what books should be banned. Freedom of speech includes books. If parents are upset about a book that a school asks their child to read, they can protest to the school or tell the school they won’t let their child read it. To ask for it to be banned is wrong; it violates freedom of speech.

  15. Yunnuen Glez

    I don’t get why they’re banned! Perhaps because they open the reader’s eyes. I don’t know! Thanks for the chance! <3

  16. Jennifer Scheldberg

    I think its majorly small minded to ban something that helps children’s minds grow. Obviously there should be age consideration on certain topics. Think of all the violent video games and YouTube content kids are exposed to daily. Those things aren’t help in kiddo become better thinkers.

  17. alyn

    I think people need to worry more about what they read, not what others are reading. It’s bad enough not many people like to read, yet here people are banning books because of the contents. I’ll be honest, every time I see or hear banned, I just want to learn more about it.

  18. I think everyone should have the right to read whatever book they want to. I feel it should be the parents responsibilty to monitor what their children are reading.

  19. Felicia

    I’m against book banning. Let people read what they want! And as for the kids, let their parents keep track of or discuss them what they should and should not read.

  20. Isa

    Everyone should be free to read whatever they want, there is definitely some content that makes me feel very uncomfortable but it’s their choice to make and there’s something very precious about having that right. Thank you.

  21. Dominique

    I don’t agree with the banning of books. I believe it’s a parents responsibility to be aware of what their children are reading. And to discuss, and help their children make appropriate choices on their reading material, based on their own child’s maturity level. But I don’t think anybody has the right to decide for others or someone else’s child what they can’t read, regardless of a book’s subject matter. I also can’t believe some of the ridiculous reasons people cite for having a book challenged or banned. In the end all banning/challenging does is generate interest on the books people are offended by.

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  22. samantha loving

    i do not agree with book banning. If parents do not want their kids reading certain kinds of books it is their responsibility to make sure they dont, just like they would for tv shows and video games.

  23. Dovile

    I don’t agree with banning books. Noone should have the right to decide what someone else can read. And if some parents don’t like some books then it’s their responsibility to make sure their kids don’t read them.

  24. I think it’s kinda stupid to ban books. If people want to read it they’ll find a way! If parents don’t want their kids to read it, it’s definitely on them. Banning books just make them that more tantalizing to read!

  25. Raquel M.

    No book banning. It is my right to read what I want and I am more than capable of making my own decisions on what is suitable content. As for children, parents should decide what is appropriate reading.

  26. Jennifer Ingman

    I don’t ban what my children read. Instead if the subjects are heavy for them we simply talk about them. I’d rather talk it through than ban a book from them.

  27. VeronikaDream

    I think everyone should have the right to read what they want to read. I choose my books on the story, not that they’re banned or not.

  28. Ingvild G

    I do not think that any books should be banned. I believe that every book has an important message in one way or another. However, I do believe that some books should be read by some caution.

  29. Janiera Eldridge

    I think banning books are stupid. The world would be better rounded if people didn’t want to ban everything.

  30. I think banning of books is just plain stupid! Everybody should be allowed to be their own judge and decide what they want/can read what they should not

  31. Michelle Lee

    I think it’s necessary. People should read whatever they desire. There is no wrong in reading a book that you’re interested but the society thinks otherwise.

  32. Betul E.

    If it instigates hate toward certain people then yes, but only for non-fiction books. Fiction isn’t real so no need for banning

  33. Diane Elizabeth

    I’m against book banning. Parents can decide if their children are mature enough to read something or not.

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