Just a quick post from the road: April Y. is the winner of my Banned Books Week Giveaway! She'll be receiving three banned or challenged books:
Looking For Alaska by John Green
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie.
She'll also be getting a giftcard to DonorsChoose.org, which is a really fabulous website that lets public school teachers identify materials or experiences that would benefit their students and then lets the public chip in (any amount helps!) to fund those projects. (It's a little like Kickstarter, but for things like books, school supplies, musical instruments, and field trips.) You can search for projects in your community or in a subject area that interests you. If you're looking for a good cause to support, I can't recommend this one highly enough (and I'm not even in the classroom to use it anymore!)
Congrats, April! And thanks to everyone who entered! Keep reading and never let anyone take away your books!