Banned Books Week: The Giver Quartet Giveaway
The first week of October marks an annual event that is very near and dear to our hearts at Alice Marvels—Banned Books Week. For this week, we proudly celebrate banned and challenged books and our right and privilege to read them.
Since the inception of Banned Books Week in 1982, libraries and bookstores throughout the country have staged local read-outs—a continuous reading of banned/challenged books—as part of their activities. For the second year in a row, readers from around the world can participate in the Banned Books Virtual Read-Out by creating videos proclaiming the virtues of the freedom to read that will be featured on a dedicated YouTube channel.
In this Virtual Read Out video, John Green, Jenny Han, Catherynne Valente and several other authors talk about their favorite banned books:
Last year we celebrated Banned Books Week by giving away Ellen Hopkins’ Crank trilogy. This year we’re celebrating a frequently challenged dystopian novel that will be getting a lot more attention in the coming weeks.
The Giver by Lois Lowry is one of our favorite YA books (check out why we love it so much here). The book has been challenged due to its “mature” themes of sexuality, suicide, and euthanasia.
We’re giving one lucky winner a Giver Quartet prize pack, including The Giver, Gathering Blue and Messenger, as well as Lowry’s upcoming fourth Giver book, Son (releases October 2nd).
3 Runners-up will receive copies of Son.
To enter, let us know what YOUR favorite challenged/banned book is.
Giveaway ends October 14th. Enter via the Rafflecopter widget below:
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