Young adults are losing their childhood innocence; replacing it with the world of adulthood. The most reoccurring theme throughout the book, Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O’Neill is the loss of innocence. The protagonist named Baby, lives with her father, Jules who is a heroin addict. Jules and Baby are constantly moving to different apartments in Montreal, where Baby is exposed to drugs, juvenile detention and forced into prostitution by her pimp. Baby experiences many obstacles in her life at the age of thirteen because she doesn’t have a father that loves her enough to guide her into the right path of life. Therefore it did not take long for Baby to lose her innocence.
Even though citizens of the United States have the right to read whatever they want, children under the age of eighteen may not have the maturity to read this type of book. Children should not be exposed to the content of this book. I do not understand how people can read this and be okay with minors being exposed to the ideas explained in the memoir. Yes, this woman was mistreated, and yes people should try and prevent it from happening to kids now. However, if one exposes these ideas to a child they may become interested in such topics as sex and explicit language. The Constitution states that you have a right, but even though someone has rights, they should not use these rights to expose children to concepts that they are not mature enough to handle. Even though children and high schoolers may be aware of some of the scenes that happen in the book, conversations should take place with a parent or guardian who know the children and their ability to comprehend such intense subject matter. A child may have experienced a similar situation that happened in the book, and they should not have to sit in a classroom and relive the horrifying experience in front of their teachers and
Some parents want this book banned because they are afraid that the book could influence bullies against African American children in today’s society. However, in any history book or historical fiction about the pre-Civil War times in the United States, the same facts or even worse are shown.
Death describes himself a little; he doesn't carry a scythe, or wear a black robe unless its cold, and he looks like any person. 1942 is a very busy year for him, and he needs a vacation. There are so many humans to collect and colors to see. War is not Death's best friend, as the saying goes, but more like a demanding boss. When he remembers that year he likes to think of a little beauty as well, though, so he returns to the book thief's story.
It covers adult themes … that most students have not been exposed to and should not be provided by the school. It is a novel that has no life lesson to be learned”(Gomez). A middle school in Minnesota had this book in their library and parents did not approve of their children reading it, because it has explicit scenes in the book. The parents of this community had a meeting in December 2015, talking about if the book should be banned or not. When the meeting was over, the book Just One Day, was banned in Minnesota schools entirely, and parents were happy that the book was finally
The main reason for the banning of this novel is because of the profanity according to NCAC. NCAC states that this novel has " been challenged or banned due to objections to profanity." Therefore this novel should be banned from high schools and libraries. The use of profanity causes a sense of disproportion for the youthful minds reading this publication.
This book does get harsh many times, but that does not mean people should shy away from it. Schools feel the need to ban books that they do not think are appropriate for their children, but that is not their say to take the book away from everyone. Some schools tried to ban this book because they felt there was a lot of profanity and violence. I do agree that both of those are in this story, but also profanity and violence exists in the world today, so why should we try to act as if none of this exists. Many children in middle school and high school face this problem of abuse and feel a comfort by reading these types of stories that they can relate to; it helps them to realize that they are not alone, and that there is hope. Perhaps David’s voice is the one that makes a difference for a young person facing such troubles.
There are many great books nationwide, but some get banned or restricted on who can you read them. “Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A.” happens to be one of the many books that get banned from many schools districts. A parent named ‘Martin Roger’ wants the book banned from San Diego County from the schools because it's “pornographic”. San Diego Superintendent understands where he’s coming from but the book “Always Running” is protected by the first amendment. The book is banned from elementary schools, because one parent opposes for their child not to read this particular book, doesn’t mean all the children in the district don’t have the right to read it.
One of the main reasons I’m sure you want to ban this book is because of the profanity used in it. Yes, there is a lot of foul language use in this book, but when you think about it kids are used to hearing people cuss, and reading it is a lot less worse than hearing them or saying them in my opinion. The cuss words add a lot of character to the book to be honest, it sets the mood a lot of times. It would not be fair for someones who is older and more mature to not be able to read it because some little kid can’t be serious about it.
According to the American Library Association, the most common group of people, challenging a book being read in schools, was the parents of the students. Parents have a right to be in charge of what is put into the minds of their students, however just because one parent objects does not mean that the whole school should ban the book from the list. A solution for this book would be to enforce parental consent for books to be read in the classroom. If a parent does not want a book to be read in the classroom, then there should be other options for the student to read. The school and teacher should not trespass on a parent’s rights of raising their child. I believe that if a parent has a concern, they should go and discuss the problem with the teacher so that the teacher will be able to defend their reasoning for choosing the book to be read in the classroom.
I believe that you should be mature enough and warned about it before you read it. This should be required to read in high school. It teaches a very good lesson that everyone should know about. People need to understand how tough she had it, but that she overcame that and became a better person. This book should not be banned just because one person can not handle it. Just because someone does not have the maturity level to get the concept does not mean others should be able to read it. This is an amazing novel that shows you is you think you have it worse than others that you don't and there is people struggling more than you, but it doesn't mean you cannot change it. It might take time but it is
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In Abduction by Peg Kehret, Matt is a 5-year old boy who suddenly gets kidnapped by his father that he didn’t even know was alive. When Bonnie realizes that her brother, Matt, is missing she also realizes that her dog Pookie is also gone. As Bonnie, her mom, and the detective try to piece things together and find out who took Matt, Bonnie coincidentally sees him at a ball game. She decides to follow them to get her brother back once and for all. The author uses foreshadowing, reader knows more than the character and a dream to help build suspense, get the reader predicting and to help give background information to the reader.
So, now that I’ve listed some of the reasons that the book was banned/challenged, you can choose wither you think it should be banned/challenged or not. Me personally, I don’t think the book should be banned/challenged. I think the book itself out weights the reason it’s banned/challenged. Every book is going to have some reasons/things we don’t approve of, but that doesn’t mean we should base our feelings of the book off just them few things/reasons we don’t approve or agree of and everything else. That’s not fair to the author or others
Lessons learned from reading fiction can be very useful to use while approaching your issues. Fiction fills our beliefs and desires and teaches us things we have didn’t know. Evidence I can pull to help support my claim is that real world problems are no joke. These issues shouldn't be taken lightly. Fiction can teach you life lessons that you may or may not known. The school board needs to think this through. If the school board makes this decision on taking away fiction from school, today's society, in my opinion, will get mad. Today's society can tear people down easily. They can adapt to many different things at once if they wanted to. They can make things worse for people or make things good for people. Not only is this book about fictional issues, it’s also about real world problems and how fiction can relate to us, the readers. “Researchers found that people who read Literary fiction, led to better results in every subject. That same year, they found that people who read fiction had a higher brain activity than others who didn't.” Fiction, in my opinion, should be taken down, because of this