Why Book Should Not Be Suppressed

1500 Words6 Pages
Sahil Dosani
Professor Shani Suber
DIRW-0310-71031
19 October 2016
Why a Book Should not be Suppressed
When books are forbidden, it illuminates a refusal of the censors to look at the world with open eyes; they close their eyes like they closed the banned book. Banning books uncovers more about the control than the book or the writer brought into the glare of publicity. Those who advocate banning books do so for various reasons, usually inappropriate language or social situations based on the perceived maturity of the reader. The Absolute True Diary of a Part-Time Indian covers three of the heated issues of this era which are racism, bullying, and alcoholism. Through the medium of this book, Sherman Alexi was trying to acknowledge the society from a young age and to encourage the upbringing of knowledge in young adolescents and set their minds not to follow bullying, racism and alcoholism, hence books made it easier to achieve this. So, my claim is that books should not be banned.
Research shows that by the age of nine kids are already aware of slang language and bad habits. Even if the youth reads a book that contains offensive information, it will not make any difference because they have already been introduced to these ideas. However, the book, The Absolute True Diary of a Part-Time Indian includes mature issues which the youth is already aware of, so these books should not be banned. Most teenagers have claimed they have been bullied; it is a growing situation happening
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