Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Happy Birthday Dr. Suess! ~ Readers answer the question & win

Win an 'I read banned books' tote bag

Tote bag: I read banned booksIn 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.
Book cover: The LoraxBecause 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.

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