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.
Last week, I opened up a contest for a copy of Speak that ran until October 3rd. Sorry for the late announcement, but I’ve finally done the “draw”.
The winner is …
… The Book Vixen!
I’ll be sending an email to the winner when I get home tonight. If I don’t hear back from her within 48 hours, I will choose another winner.