Ellen Hopkins Book Winners

Book Cover Thank you to everyone who entered the contest to win a copy of Ellen Hopkins’ book “Tricks.” While the story of her disinvitation to the Humble, Texas, Teen Lit Fest has been picked up by a few news outlets, I don’t know if anyone from Humble has contacted her – but I hope that the end result is that she is invited back. And if that’s not possible, I hope every teen in Humble reads her book and sends a review to both the librarian who protested Hopkins’ inclusion, and the superintendent who made the decision to rescind her invite.

The winners, drawn by random integer, are:

AmberG
Lisbeth Tucker
Sascha

Please email me at sarahATsmartbitchestrashybooksDOTcom with your mailing address so I can get the book to you. Thank you for entering and I hope this story has a much happier ending than it does right now.

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    Lizabeth S. Tucker says:

    What terrific news! I don’t even mind that my name is misspelled, which is a common thing.  I shall definitely take this opportunity to read the books, then pass them on to a deserving and open-minded school library.

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    jude says:

    Just ordered her latest book in support.

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    Rebecca (one of them) says:

    I just read that the Teen Lit festival in Humble has been cancelled.  It was mentioned on an Austin radio station, not in a Houston newspaper (Humble is about 20 mi from downtown Houston.)

    Unfortunately I’m not surprised, since I live in Houston.  I don’t know who in particular cancelled it, but obviously this superintendant doesn’t really care about reading.  It’s easier for him to point at the authors who chose not to come and say look it’s their fault.  (Again I don’t know that he did that, but he certainly didn’t step up to the plate and come up with any other ideas.)

    The link is: kut dot org slash items slash show slash 22240

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