A Giveaway in Honor of Banned Books Week
One of my favorite books is Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. Coincidentally, this book also makes the Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books list for 2000-2007. I love this book so much that I wanted to name my daughter Scout, after the young girl in the story (and I would have if a certain celeb-utard couple hadn't beat me to the punch!). I simply cannot imagine not having had access to this book when I was a teenager...the lessons it taught became a part of who I am today.
And so in honor of Banned Books Week, this week I am giving away not only a beautiful hardcover copy of To Kill a Mockingbird, but also an autographed copy of Mockingbird, A Portrait of Harper Lee, the wonderfully written biography by Charles J. Shields.
All you have to do to enter is to take a look at the list of banned and challenged books (see link above) and tell me which one had the greatest impact on your life and why. It's that simple!
Edited to Add: Yes, this contest is open to international entrants! (Thanks, Leah, for the reminder!)