13 Reasons Why Why should teens not be allowed to read what they want? a lot of books have important lessons that might not relate to adults as much as they do to teens. Like the book 13 Reasons Why ,the book 13 Reasons Why teaches many lessons although it is an unhappy ending, because as everyone knows sometimes life is not fair. 13 Reasons Why should not be on the banned book lists because of the important lessons about life it teaches such as friendship, thinking about what people say before they say it, and not to get caught up with the wrong crowd.The book 13 Reasons Why is about a girl named hannah who commits suicide and leaves tapes of why she committed suicide. there are 13 reasons why she did it and every reason is because of 13 people.
Oscar Wilde, author of the book “The Picture of Dorian Grey”, declared, “The books the world calls ‘immoral’ are the books that show the world as it is”. Several parents have concerns that the book “The Call of the Wild” is too much for teenagers, and that is should not be a part of the high school curriculum. However, I believe that it is important for all teens to be exposed to the real world. In addition, most often teens have been exposed to, or at least heard about, many of the topics discussed in this classic book. Also, this story is timeless, and helps to teach students important lessons that will help them in the future.
The writer and teacher, Lindsay Rosasco, creates strong diction through the use of informal word choice. Her diction style relates to her audience, who are teenagers in high school. She is trying to convince them that she is not out to get them, she just wants the best for all of them. Rosasco doesn’t use a higher level of vocabulary or more grandiose style because if she did, then teenagers could turn away from the text and she is writing like how the students talk. By doing this, she lets the readers know that she understands how they live.
This causes the readers to realize things about themselves in a negative way. This would not be good at all because at that age stress and depression occurs the most other than for adults, but these teens feel that it’s worse than adults. Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan was banned in California by not just one school, but two. In 1992 in California Killing Mr. Griffin was removed at Bonsall Middle School’s eighth-grade reading list due to its violence and profanity. In 1998 in California the book was challenged at Sinnott Elementary School in Milpitas because it contained language.
In “Hidden Intellectualism”, by Gerald Graff he makes a stunning point that compares street smarts to book smarts. He brought up the idea that if teachers incorporated things that students are passionate about, and topics that they can relate to they would get more passion and effort in their work, rather than assigning topics that the students have nothing in common with. I agree with this author's opinion one hundred percent. Just recently my high school teacher let us write an essay on our favorite band so she could evaluate our writing, and I felt like writing the essay was a piece of cake. In another class we had to write about the Bill of Rights and court cases from hundreds of years ago.
The books that high school students read during class do not serve the correct purpose to the students. Students should read more complicated books. “ Great novels can help us master the all-too-rare skills of tolerating- of being able to hold in mind- ambiguity and contradiction” (Prose). Prose basically says that if the books that high school students read were more complicated, they would consider being more open minded to different concepts and interpret the author’s words more closely. In the article, “Superman and Me,” Sherman J. Alexie Jr., a writer that graduated from Washington State University, wrote, “ I loved those books, but I also knew that love had only one purpose.
In “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Readers” by Kavitha Rao, she express her opinion on the topic that the current generation is not reading for fun. She mentions several experience she had with other people, that don 't see the benefit in reading for fun. She says that since people aren 't reading more leisure anymore they 're becoming less creative, inarticulate, have poor communication skills and low confidence, which is caused by parents forcing their kids to read, and the education system need to have students memorize textbooks and nothing else. After reading this article I find myself disagreeing with Rao on several points she made, I don’t believe the modern attitude towards reading is causing people to be self absorbed and unimaginative, she also claims that book clubs don 't encourage reading for fun, parents are forcing their children to read boring books which turned them away from reading and that the educational system is to blame for college students for being inarticulate. In the very first paragraph Rao mentions a the conversations she had with two different people, the first person say “I never read fiction” and “After what 's the point of a book if it doesn 't teach you anything.” Another person says “Fiction is not real, no?” and adds “I only like to read real stories to improve myself.” She states that many young people don 't see the benefit in read unless its to help improve themselves, or to ace a job interview.
Classic Books being banned in the U.S. Throughout history, several novels have been banned in the United States; they have been labeled as “Racially insensitive, oppressive, unacceptable, obscene, blasphemous, filthy, and pornographic. Some of which include: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Catcher in the Rye, Fahrenheit 451, Gone with the Wind, and To Kill a Mockingbird amongst several other well-known banned or formerly banned classics. Sir Winston Churchill once said: “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” Not only do these books accurately describe our history and where we’ve come from as a Nation and make excellent learning tools, but they also make great reading material. These said forbidden novels typically depict the incomprehensible truth of what it was like to own slaves, to be a slave, or even the life and treatment of African-Americans before and after the Civil War; like in previously stated novel, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
To me it is so much easier to write a paper on a short story because it is so much easier to go back and find material for my paper. If I had to read a story,then I would have to go back and read a couple of paragraphs to find the right material for my paper. I can’t stand doing that it bores me especially if it is a book that doesn’t excite me. In Sophomore year english we had to read “The Freedom Writers” which I didn’t really care for and had to write a paper on it. My teacher told me that I had to have at least three pieces of text in my paper to get a good grade.
She categorized it into two categorize the first one is professional English that she use at work with boss and employees, and the second category is family English “broken English” she use it with her mom and family. These divisions were very important and affected tan because she had to be aware which English to use. 4. Tan know that the literary audience will have a higher expectation of her writing .therefore, she doesn’t write in the manner in which her mom would speak” broken English”. She thinks an English scholar or students would be easily being able to understand what Tan convey through her story.
She stated “I hate exercise…I work out and want to die…I knew I was in love with The Hunger Games when I did not want to get off the treadmill” (138). Her involvement with the text helped Gay to overlook the negative aspect being at the gym, making her a creditable source to encourage the audiences to realize literature can be used as a tool to surpass obstacles. Although Cox Gurdon, a young children book reviewer stated: “Young Adult Fiction has taken too dark a turn,” but Gay appeals to ethos by claiming, teens read book to escape dark aspect of reality (qtd Gay145). She quoted Sherman Alexie an American poet, who is a passionate writer who believes that, “There are millions of teens who read because they are sad and lonely and enraged,” to prove her argument against Gurdon (145). She successfully shapes her argument about kids reading book to escape reality, by telling the reader the reason she read The Hunger Game was because she likes the way the author placed people in their world.
It was nice to have a summary of the book, but I think she sort of went a little overboard on the summary though. Because she wrote about most the book so the only thing I guess she left out is what happens at the end, which is expected. Despite some mistakes in the review, it was a good review of the book. It could have been better with a few grammatical and had she looked twice at the book. There was a summary of the book itself and even a recommendation.
Without history and civics, we probably would not even know what the civil war was. If we did not have history books, the only thing we would know about is what is going on in society today. In “The Country That Stopped Reading” written by David Toscana of The New York Times, the author mentions how his daughter’s literature teacher banned fiction from her classroom and replaced it with history and biology textbooks. Of course it is a privilege to know about these things, but reading fiction takes the reader to a completely different realm. By being so intrigued by the contents of the book, the reader is taken to a whole different state that is so euphoric.
It was also brought up that the statement is significant because it represents the turning point in her life because it is when she decides to become a writer (Group discussion, Oct 3). Then it was discussed that instead of just accepting that she is at a disadvantage because her mother speaks in ‘broken’ English she uses her it to her advantage (Group discussion, Oct 3). She learns to use all of her Englishes, which in the end help her shape the book she references at the end of her essay (Tan, 6). Another individual brought forward a few ideas including the idea that we shouldn 't let others perceive our strengths and weaknesses, the idea that it is good to push through stereotypes and not let them define you, the idea that no one perfectly fits a stereotype, and the idea that she proved those who believed that she was limited and could not be a writer wrong (Group discussion, Oct 3). Following the group discussion, I still agree with my original response, however, I also agree with the opinions of my group members because I had no sufficient evidence to prove them wrong and they had evidence to support their