Welcome to the Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop!
This hop is hosted by Book Hounds and I Am A Reader Not A Writer.
This giveaway is sponsored by me. 🙂
About Banned Books Week:
Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read.
Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the
value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings
together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers,
publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared
support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some
consider unorthodox or unpopular.
By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict
access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms
of censorship. Check out the frequently challenged books section
to explore the issues and controversies around book challenges and book
banning. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been
targeted with removal or restrictions in libraries and schools. While
books have been and continue to be banned, part of the Banned Books Week
celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have
remained available. This happens only thanks to the efforts of
librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and
speak out for the freedom to read.
Celebrate your freedom to read by entering for a chance to win a copy of Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card! You can choose an ebook (INT) or a paperback (US only).
About the Book:
Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards
In order to
develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race’s next attack,
government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A
brilliant young boy, Andrew “Ender” Wiggin lives with his kind but
distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves
more than anyone else, his sister Valentine. Peter and Valentine were
candidates for the soldier-training program but didn’t make the
cut—young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle School for
rigorous military training.
Ender’s skills make him a leader in
school and respected in the Battle Room, where children play at mock
battles in zero gravity. Yet growing up in an artificial community of
young soldiers Ender suffers greatly from isolation, rivalry from his
peers, pressure from the adult teachers, and an unsettling fear of the
alien invaders. His psychological battles include loneliness, fear that
he is becoming like the cruel brother he remembers, and fanning the
flames of devotion to his beloved sister.
Is Ender the general
Earth needs? But Ender is not the only result of the genetic
experiments. The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred
years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for
almost as long. Ender’s two older siblings are every bit as unusual as
he is, but in very different ways. Between the three of them lie the
abilities to remake a world. If, that is, the world survives.
Ender’s Game is the winner of the 1985 Nebula Award for Best Novel and the 1986 Hugo Award for Best Novel.
- 1 copy of Ender’s Game
- Open internationally
- Your choice of ebook or paperback (US only)
- Must be 13 or older to enter
- Winner has 48 hours to reply to email or a new winner will be chosen
Now that you’ve entered my giveaway, hop on to the next blog on the list for more Banned Books Week giveaways!