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.
Readers and bloggers can still join in by emailing Natalie from her blog, Mindful Musings. There will be events running from Tuesday, September 21st through Sunday, October 3rd (the end of Banned Books Week).
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To support my fellow bloggers, Laurie Halse Anderson, and the students and teachers who have learned from the book Speak, I am giving away a copy of this book. This contest is open internationally. Everyone is invited to enter! This giveaway will end on Monday, October 4th. My freshman, sophomore, and junior students, who are either reading or have read Speak will choose the winner. If I have more than fifty entrants, I'll add in another prize. And I'll add a prize for every fifty entrants thereafter. So enter!
To enter, simply leave a comment that answers this question:
What is a cause that you are willing to SPEAK OUT for?
Be sure to leave an email with your comment so that I can reach you if you win!