Friday, September 24, 2010

Bloggers Speak Out

It is movements like this that make me very proud to be a book blogger. Natalie at Mindful Musings is hosting Bloggers Speak Out. Here's more about it:

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)
Essay: Kurt Vonnegut's Thoughts on the First Amendment

There's still time to contact Natalie at mindfulmusings@live.com and join in! And be sure to check out my post on the matter, here.

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2 comments:

  1. I posted a blog about Scroggins a few days ago. I love this post & hope to talk about it again in my blog over the next few days!!!

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  2. I posted a blog about Scroggins a few days ago. I love this post & hope to talk about it again in my blog over the next few days!!!

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