This week is Banned Books Week. This is when we talk about all the books that have been challenged or banned. For YA books this usually happens in schools.
This week I am going to be promoting books that have been challenged or banned that I enjoyed.
Unwind was banned from use in the classroom at Montgermy County High School back in 2010. While it was still available in the library, parents complained about their children studying the book due to foul language, sexual references, child abuse, drug abuse and suicide. I believe that Unwind raises some serious issues that society needs to address. It is based in a dystopic setting however the issues are very real today. I believe that children aged 15+ are old enough learn about these topics.
I am giving away a copy of Unwind by Neal Shusterman and, while the sequel hasn't been banned or challenged as far as I am aware, I am throwing in a copy of the Unwholly, the sequel, as well.
Unwind (Unwind #1) and Unwholly (Unwind #2) by Neal Shusterman
- This giveaway will end 7th October (10/7/2012)
- As much as I would love to give the book away to anyone, I'm afraid I cannot award the prize to anyone under the age of 13.
- This giveaway is INT.(as long as the Book Depository ships to your country)
- You will have 48 hours to respond to the email otherwise I will choose another winner.
Check out the other great giveaways for Banned Books Week.