In conclusion, I think that schools should not ban books because the books have history and if you erase the books you are erasing history. I wish that people would understand that these books mean something different that it isn’t really meaning the words in there which are bad now but before they always meant something
Teachers and librarians would reject work that is “emotionally inappropriate” for the kids at the schools. Banned Books says that banning books from kids is bad. Banning books only hurts the writer because you think that there book is unacceptable. If the privilege of writing something one believes in is taken away, then the privilege of believing has been taken away. We should not underestimate our youths knowledge. A student can't be sheltered from what is true or from ideas that can change their lives. “Everyone deserves an opportunity to be touched by literature. Censoring books in a school library is not acceptable.” said Kendall Anderson. Banning books does
The idea to ban certain books from schools and libraries is preposterous due to the manner in which the people trying to enforce these bans try to do so in. Banning books doesn’t help with the already present problem that our youth’s intelligence levels are already declining, and neither does allowing the freedom to all books. Banning certain books due to their constant use of inappropriate language, sexually explicit nature, and all around mature content has a respectfully reasonable reason to be inaccessible to younger audiences such as minors and teens; not young adults. The banning of books in libraries is outright inexcusable, unless the material is directly racist, subjective religious content, and all around hatred for a certain race or ethnicity; not if it’s used for fictional writing, in a softer manner mid you, to express the conflict in a story and/or to show real world problems, same go for non-fictional writing that expresses ideals in a manner of which isn’t disrespectful to other ideals and that do so in a manner of which isn’t so subjectively and deliberately showing hate for a certain race or ethnicity, especially
All it takes to challenge a book is for a parent or other citizens to file a complain against a teacher, library, school, or bookseller, for that reason many teachers and librarians choose to remove the books from the curriculum or shelves before an issue is brought up (Pitner). The fear of a lawsuit keeps many people from expressing their belief that banning books is unnecessary (Kennedy, Banned Children’s Books).
Isn't banning books disobeying the freedom of speech, and infringing on the freedom of the press? First Amendment, states that "citizens must be free to seek out any media, regardless of content, that they deem appropriate for entertainment, information, or education. With said, banning books stunts the extension of education. In addition, Books containing “Racial Issues, Blasphemous Dialogue, and Sexual Situations” parents' supervision is indicated. So, if read by children; banning books will not be an antidote for bad parenting. But, Most opponents of book banning understand parental preferences regarding their own child’s reading material, but they refuse to grant them the right to make a decision on behalf of all parents about what is or isn’t appropriate. The disadvantages, books can teach you a negative habits and that’s why some books should be banned. Literature will fully-develop children for the real-world.
What is a banned book? A banned book is a book that has been removed from the shelves; it could be from a library, classroom, or even the bookstore because of its content. A book could be banned for many reasons, but it could be banned because it contains sex, violence, inappropriate language, religious viewpoints, witch craft, and many more things because other people deem it inappropriate. When someone bans a book they ban it for everyone else too.
Book banning is something that was been around for almost as long as books have, but why? Book banning started because certain books made different people or different groups of people feeling challenged, uncomforted, offended, etc. In other words, these books were engaging to the reader, pushed them to their limits, and really made them think about what they were reading. This is exactly what readers should want out of a book. Instead of embracing the books, many decide to get rid of it and do not want to be challenged or forced to step outside of their little, comfortable box they have for themselves. This issue of book banning is something that has gone on long enough and needs to end right now. Books are something that should be cherished and protected, not banned. Books are a very important part of today’s society and should not ever be banned.
The freedom to read and express ourselves means that we shouldn’t allow the banning of books due to inappropriate material. I have gone to a private school all of my life and I have never experienced books being banned or taken away during school. I am thankful for that, but yet it is highly unfortunate knowing that some public school students did not have the opportunity to read some of the best books ever written. Amazing books such as Harry Potter, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Catcher in the Rye were banned from public schools and these are books that I love and would definitely recommend. I believe the banning of books is unconstitutional and deprives people of learning about the world around them; they also help us learn new ways of thinking and social skills that can be applied to real life.
Throughout time, countless great children’s books have been published and then loved by many. To name a few, Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling, Nancy Drew by Carolyn Keene and The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. What do these three books have in common? They were all published as children’s books, then kept out of their hands for numerous reasons. Parents and teachers claimed these books were unfit for children’s reading. They either introduced topics that were not open to them yet or went against their lifestyle. All around the world, great books are being kept from children for doltish reasons. They are being censored, then banned from their eyes. Taking this literature from them is ruining their childhood; it is preventing children from learning about the world and being ready for it. Censoring in children’s books needs to become less harsh or else they are going to grow up in a sealed world.
The most common group of people to try and ban books are parents, but other groups include school districts, teachers, communities, and religious organizations. One of the main reasons why books are banned is because adults want to shield children from certain content. Some people think that some books are inappropriate for specific age groups, which is understandable. Others believe that some books go against what they are trying to teach their children, or that it will give them a wrong idea and cause them to rebell. Also, people may ban books if they feel offended by the content, or if it contradicts their personal religious or political beliefs. Overall people challenge and ban books because they feel offended or uncomfortable about the content, or because they think it is wrong.
In 2014, 311 books were banned or challenged in schools and libraries across the United States (Banned Books: Reasons for Banning Books). Each year books are being banned or are unavailable at certain places for many different reasons. Some might say that all books should be accessible for anyone who wants to read them. However, some books have content that some may not understand clearly or might have an effect how they think afterwards. Therefore, books should only be available for the correct age group because some books may confuse those younger than the indented audience.
We all know that when you get away with something your not supposed to be doing you get this certain rush. People like that feeling so they'll do it over and over again. Now, if you think about it, if they didn't ban certain books how many kids would actually read it? If people didn't make a big deal about it, how many kids would know that the book is bad and shouldn't be read at school? When you take the right to read a book away it just makes kids want to read it more. So instead of censoring what books are school friendly, and making a big deal about it, just leave it be and see what happens. Because, if the government keeps controlling this, a bigger problem will rise.
Banning books that some people consider inappropriate could prevent the knowledge of past history, as well as intelligence and different aspects of opinions. For all these reasons, I believe that books should not be banned! Banning books is similar banning the freedom of expression. Not only can banning books prevent this, but it also prevents people from being able to learn from real issues that authors want to share with their readers.
Banning books is a practice that has been used all throughout history. It affects many people such as authors, religious groups, students, and other citizens. When books are banned, it limits the amount a person can read or learn about a certain topic. Banning books is a key component in the novel, Fahrenheit 451, as well as in society throughout history.
It is my belief that since by the time the child is required to read such literature in school, they are at an age where they can distinguish between things that should and should not be said and it is the job of the parents to educate the child that just because they say it in a book does not mean he or she should.Another subject common to banned and censored books is sexuality.