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Challenging Or Banning Books

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Many schools, libraries, and bookstores are always challenging or banning books that they say are inappropriate to some children or that they have no meaning. It’s not only them parents also have a big influence of whether some specific books should be challenged or banned as well. Many people have their own reasons for why they do not like some of the author's books mostly because it messes with religion, race, and the people's morals. Not everyone has to agree with the authors but is it really worth the trouble to ban or challenge the books?
The difference between challenging and banning books is the challenging a book is based upon the objections of a person or group to remove it and banning is simply just the removal of the book from libraries,
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