Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Congratulations Sam Gebhart and Nicole Heath!

Congratulations to the winners of our Banned Book Contest!

First Place: Sam Gebhart

Sam will receive a banned book and a travel mug gift set. As her banned book, Sam has selected Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts. This book has been challenged in two schools due to violence, obscenity, and drug use.

Second Place: Nicole Heath

Nicole will receive a travel mug gift set.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the contest!

Answers to the Contest:
1. In 1933, the Nazis burned the book All Quiet on the Western Front. - True
2. Goosebumps was the 2nd most challenged book/series from 1990-2000. - False
3. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has never been banned. - False
4. Harry Potter was burned in Mexico. - True
5. No books have ever been banned in Ohio. - False
6. The Catcher in the Rye was the third most challenged book in 2005. - True
7. King Lear has been banned from many high schools. - False
8. Many books have been banned for promoting a religious viewpoint. - True
9. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was banned in China. - True
10. The Contender was challenged because “it sounds like pretty explicit stuff.” - True