Win an 'I read banned books' tote bag
In honor of Theodore Seuss Geisel's 108th birthday (March 2) and the release of the new movie based on his book, The Lorax, we're offering readers a chance to win an "I read banned books" tote bag.
What's the connection, you ask?
Many of Seuss's books point to a moral, though he insisted in a 1959 LIFE magazine article that he never started writing a book with a moral in mind. The Lorax, for instance, discusses deforestation and over-industrialization and reminds readers that it's everyone's responsibility to take care of the planet.
Because of its environmental message, a California businessman sought to have the book removed from the local school required reading list in the timber town of Laytonville in 1989, complaining that the book "criminalizes a very legitimate and needed industry." In last year's Top Ten Far-fetched Reasons to Challenge a Book poll, this challenge of The Lorax made the list at the #7 spot.
So, be prepared for Banned Books Week 2012. This year's celebration marks the 30th anniversary of the event.
Everyone who answers the question below correctly will be entered in a drawing to win an "I read banned books" tote bag.
Don't know the answer to today's question? No to worry, check back at 12:00 p.m. CST, tomorrow when a new question will be be posted.
Answer the Question: http://atyourlibrary.org/seuss-birthday-1