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Giveaway - African American History Month...

February 9, 2009
*** THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED ***
February is African American History Month, and Hachette Book Group is offering up a collection of 8 books. Check these out:
  1. The American Journey of Barack Obama By The Editors of Life Magazine; ISBN: 0316045608
  2. Fledgling By Octavia Butler; ISBN: 0446696161
  3. Stand the Storm By Breena Clarke; ISBN: 0316007056
  4. Red River By Lalita Tademy; ISBN: 0446696994
  5. Keep the Faith: A Memoir By Faith Evans; ISBN: 0446199508
  6. Say You're One of Them By Uwem Akpan; ISBN: 0316113786
  7. The Shack By William Young; ISBN: 0964729237
  8. The Bishop's Daughter By Tiffany Warren; ISBN: 0446195146
This giveaway will run till 11:59pm on February 28th, and is open to US & Canada residents only. Sorry, no P.O. Boxes - HBG rules.

I will pick 5, yes FIVE, winners, so share the love and tell all your friends!

To enter, just leave a comment and share a favorite African American author. Mine's Octavia Butler. Not only did she have a way cool name, she was an awesome writer, too. THIS STEP MUST BE DONE FOR YOUR ENTRY TO COUNT! Please don't do this multiple times - you'll be disqualified. Also, make sure your entry has an email address somewhere so that I can contact you if you're a winner.

Follow my blog for an additional entry. Existing followers count, too. Comment & let me know. Blog about this giveaway for two more entries. Comment with the link to your actual post.

And don't forget to come back & find out if you've won. Winners will have 5 days to get me their mailing info, after which I'll draw a replacement. Good luck!!

Good luck, everyone!

link love: Check out West of Mars - Win a Book for more Hachette giveaways!

53 comments:

D Dubs said...

Mine would have to be Maya Angelou! Just found your blog and I'm following it in my RSS reader.

drey said...

D Dubs ~ I love her work, too. Actually, since it's been a while, I should probably add her to my list of TBRs... =) Congrats on being #1, and good luck!

Bingo said...

I think it is a toss up between Langston Hughes and Alice Walker but guess I will go with Alice Walker. I am also following as of today. I think (and hope) my email address is given when I enter this. I have a blog at http://bookinwithbingo.blogspot.com and will mention your giveaway. I still learning about all this and don't know how to do a link so hope that counts! Great contest and lovely Blog! Thanks, Bingo

Bingo said...

PS...HEY! I did it thanks to you with the simple LINKS TO THIS POST...now I will have to figure how to add that to my blog. So there ya go! Good luck with the contest...we learn something new each day! Thank you, Bingo

Annie said...

For me it would have to be Ms Angelou; she is wisdom beyond

Thanks

nancyrobster@gmail.com

Annie said...

I follow your blog!

Thanks!

nancyrobster@gmail.com

drey said...

Bingo & Annie ~ Good luck! Thanks for following, and Bingo - thanks for the link love! =)

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Mine would be James McBride. Thanks!

nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

Bridget said...

Posted this on Win A Book. Wow, that's a lot of stuff to giveaway, Drey!

Papooses said...

Zoral Neale Hurston :)

Papooses said...

Eh? Wierd typo, sorry. Zora. No "L" @@

AmandaSue said...

Maya Angelou definatly another favorite of mine is Uwem Akpan. Thanks for entering me, what a great group of books. unforgetable_dreamer_always AT hotmail DOT com

AmandaSue said...

I'm a new follower thanks!
unforgetable_dreamer_always AT hotmail DOT com

drey said...

rhapsodyinbooks ~ I'll have to check him out. Part of this exercise is getting me new authors to read. =)

Bridget ~ Thanks so much! Are you entering, too?

Papooses & AmandaSue ~ Welcome to my blog!

Stacie said...

Maya Angelou is fabulous.

Kitten22 said...

Okay, not really an author, but magazine writer of sorts - Oprah! :) Yeah, I just love her!

bookcrossingkitten22[at]gmail[dot]com

sharon54220 said...

I have to say Maya Angelou also.

Wow, what a variety of books. I would just love these. Thanks for another great giveaway.

I also subscribe via Google Reader.

sharon54220@gmail.com

drey said...
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olympianlady said...

My favorite African American author is definitely Maya Angelou. She's incredible. Thank you for the chance to win so many awesome books. Most of these are ones I have on my 'want to read' list. So, definitely count me in. Thanks!
tiffanyak1986(at)hotmail(dot)com

I also blogged this at http://olympianlady.livejournal.com/1977.html

drey said...

You're so in. Thank you for the link love!

gaylemckay said...

Ive been following your blog via Google for months now and really enjoy it.

My favorite African American author is Richard Wright.

Gayle

mazonsquilting at certainty.net

ikkinlala said...

Mine's Octavia Butler, too. I haven't read a lot by African American authors (I've read quite a bit by African Canadian authors, though).

elizabeth said...

My favorite is Toni Morrison - Her Paradise is really great. And for fun reads, you can't beat Terry McMillan. Her Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back are pure entertainment.

bison61 said...

one of my favorites is Bebe Moore Campbell

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okibi-insanity said...

Awesome contest. My favorite African American authors are James McBride and Richard Wright.

Sue
okibi_insanity[at]yahoo[dot]com

okibi-insanity said...

I follow your blog via Y! reader and blogged about this contest at my LJ:

http://okibi-insanity.livejournal.com/4564.html

Sue
okibi_insanity[at]yahoo[dot]com

Michelle Kuo said...

I would have to say that Octavia Butler is my favorite African-American author too. I absolutely LOVED The Parable of a Sower! So well-written.

Already a follower :)

Blogged about it:
http://flyingsolooooo.blogspot.com/2009/02/giveaway.html

michelle.kuool(at)yahoo(dot)com

Teddy Rose said...

Maya Angelou is my favorate also. She came to speak at my university (way back) and she left a lasting and inspirational impression on me.

I now follow.

teddyr66 at yahoo dot com

Amy said...

maya angelou
theodoragroger@yahoo.com

Karen in TN said...

Alex Haley (doesn't hurt that he's from here).

ko _ lists [at} gmail (dot] com

Marta said...

I've always love Richard Wright...and a new fav is TD Jakes...

tbbycatt at gmail . com

http://martasmeanderings.blogspot.com

Laura said...

I love Toni Morrison.

My email address is Laura.Adams@ky.gov

Stacy said...

My favorite author at this time is Jacqueline Thomas. She writes christian fiction. She is my favorite because her books are very easy to read with real life characters and as she said - they all have a redeeming quality at the end. And, I really need some positivity in my life! This is my first Blog post! I've arrived.

Nicole said...

I love Maya Angelou! 'I know why the caged bird sings' is a great book.

darbyscloset said...

Toni Morrison is one of mine and another is Alex Haley.
Thanks so much for this awesome giveaway!!!
Darby
darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

Bingo said...

Ralph Ellison

(ps. different 'Bingo')

JaniceH said...

Way cool contest - Toni Morrison is one of my favorite authors also.

jlhal@verizon.net

JaniceH said...

I am also a follower

jlhal@verizon.net

ann marie said...

I love Toni Morrison and Tananarive Due. Thanks for the great giveaway.

annmariebro(at)yahoo(dot)com

Gary said...

Toni Morrison...I loved her book Beloved

Shelley said...

I would have to say Richard Wright.

saz AT chainreader DOT com

My Blog 2.0 said...

I would have to say Maya Angelou, and here I thought that I was one of the lucky few to still read poety!

I'm already a follower.

Thanks for the giveaway

Dottie

bridget3420 said...

My favorite is Breena Clarke.

bridget3420@yahoo.com

bridget3420 said...

I'm a follower:)

bridget3420@yahoo.com

Valorie said...

My favorite is Toni Morrison. :)

Valorie
morbidromantic@gmail.com

Valorie said...

I am a follower!

Valorie
morbidromantic@gmail.com

Melanie said...

What a fabulous set of books to give away. Looking through the books I've read, I don't read many African American authors. Loved Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie when Iread her but she's Nigerian. Do have Zora Neal Hurston coming up in book club and I'm looking forward to that.

Kristi said...

Mine would be Alex Haley - I loved Roots! But I also have to mention Toni Morrison, Harriet Tubman and Alice Walker.

kherbrand at comcast dot net

MJ said...

I teach kindergarten. I'd pick Ezra Jack Keats.

MJ said...

I follow

carlene said...

Please include me in your drawing. My favorite is Breena Clarke.
Thanks
Carlene
willreadforever@verizon.net

drey said...

Ooh, there are so many good authors recommended here, now who do I start with?? =)

k said...

Thanks very much. I'd love to win! Maya Angelou has to be my favourite.
K
pk5050@shaw.ca

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