Ban This! Banned Books Week GIVEAWAY

 As part of the American Library Association's Banned Books Week and the Ban This! Reading Event (hosted by Donna of Bites and Steph Su), I am offering up one of my favorite challenged books of all time. Given the recent controversy surrounding Ellen Hopkins, I thought that it would be great to give away one of her books. I want to show Ms. Hopkins and her fans and her non-fans that we NEED her voice. Teens need her stories, her characters, her realistic writing. And her poetry. Man, she's good.

So, I am giving away one (used) copy of Crank to one lucky respondent. If you've never read it, you should. I loved it.  My students love it. If you have read it, feel free to enter and pass on a copy to someone who hasn't. I'm all about passing on books that people need to read.

 To enter, simply leave a comment that answers one (or both) of the following questions:

Why do we need authors like Ellen Hopkins? Why do we need books like Crank?

PLEASE leave an email with your comment. I am not going to spam you or anything, I just want to be able to contact you if you're the winner. This contest ends at midnight (EST) on October 2nd. I will make some sort of graphic representation of all responses to these questions. It'll be awesome. 

Go out and read banned/ censored/ challenged books! It does a body good!