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In conclusion, I just wanted to share a few final links with you. For those of you who love author Katherine Paterson, I have done a Guest Post over on Mundie Kids. I explore my thoughts as to why I think she has been one author that is frequently challenged. To read the post, click here.
Over the past few weeks, I have been awed by the tremendous work of Paul W. Hankins (High School English Teacher) along with authors Laurie Halse Anderson, Sarah Ockler, David Macinnes Gill and many other teachers, librarians, and authors in promoting #SpeakLoudly. Paul and David have put up a new website called Speak Loudly: Many Voices, One Community. If you haven't had a chance to check it out, I would encourage you to take a peak. It will keep you coming back for more.
To conclude Banned Books Week, I want to hear about challenged or banned books that you have read recently and what impact they have had on you. I will do a random drawing from all those who have left a comment about a favorite Challenged/Banned books & how it impacted you. The winner will receive a free book of his/her choice ($15 U.S. dollars or less) from Amazon or Book Depository. Contest ends at 11:59 p.m. PDT on October 5, 2010.