As many of you know (particularly those of you who have been keeping up with this blog for years), one of the bookish causes dearest to me is Censorship/Book Banning Awareness. I try to argue for open-mindedness whenever & wherever necessary, which means I’m often fighting against censorship in its many and varied forms. Yes, censorship is still very much alive.
This year, I am happy to participate in a Giveaway for Banned Books Week. But, I am also excited to offer a supplementary giveaway of THE GIVER QUARTET.
Lois Lowry’s The Giver literally changed my life. I know that might sound a bit over-the-top, but it’s true. I read the book for the first time when I was twelve, and I have read it numerous times since. Its message, one of tolerance, individuality, and acceptance, is deeply profound. It is a message still important, after all these years. More than that, though, The Giver was the first book I read that I actually loved. It opened up this whole new world to me and now, nearly twenty years later, here I am, an out-and-out “reader” to the nth degree.
Today, the long-anticipated fourth and final book in The Giver quartet, Son, goes on sale. In celebration of its release + the fact that it is Banned Books Week (and this book is often challenged), I wanted to do something special for my subscribers and offer up one complete set of The Giver quartet in hardcover! The series, though not LGBT related, does also fit into the theme of our The Literary Others event, in that it encourages compassion and respect for those who may be different from us.
So, there you have it. All four books in the series, in the beautiful hardback editions pictured above, could be yours!
The Giver by Lois Lowry (The Giver Quartet #1)
Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry (The Giver Quartet #2)
Messenger by Lois Lowry (The Giver Quartet #3)
Son by Lois Lowry (The Giver Quartet #4)
1. Be 13+ (with parental permission to enter if under 13).
2. Be a subscriber of this blog.
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3. Fill out
THIS FORM. (Giveaway has ended)
4. Winner will need to respond to my e-mail within 48 hours or new winner will be selected.
5. One entry per person. Multiple entries will disqualify you.
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That’s it! Good Luck!
Banned Books Week ends on October 6th, so that will be the last day I take entries for this giveaway.
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