September 24th to October 1st is Banned Books Week.
According to American Library Association (ALA) here is Top ten most frequently challenged books of 2010:
- And Tango Makes Three, by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson
Reasons: homosexuality, religious viewpoint, and unsuited to age group
- The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
Reasons: offensive language, racism, sex education, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, and violence
- Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
Reasons: insensitivity, offensive language, racism, and sexually explicit
- Crank, by Ellen Hopkins
Reasons: drugs, offensive language, and sexually explicit
- *The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
Reasons: sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, and violence
- Lush, by Natasha Friend
Reasons: drugs, offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited to age group
- What My Mother Doesn't Know, by Sonya Sones
Reasons: sexism, sexually explicit, and unsuited to age group
- Nickel and Dimed, by Barbara Ehrenreich
Reasons: drugs, inaccurate, offensive language, political viewpoint, and religious viewpoint
- Revolutionary Voices, edited by Amy Sonnie
Reasons: homosexuality and sexually explicit
- *Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer
Reasons: religious viewpoint and violence
*I have only read 2 of the books on this list and I do not agree with the whole reason these books are "banned" or "challenged".
Ok so now that the educational part of this hop is over let's get to the giveaway part.
Winner will get their choice of ONE (1) of the books on the Top Ten list above.
(as long as Book Depository ships to your country)