Book banning is a really big problem. It has been going on for hundreds of years without protest. This is a problem because when people ban books, they hide the truth of what 's really happening in the world. People need to know what is really going on so that they can be prepared and fight for their opinion. This truth hiding is also causes society a portrayal of deceitfulness, which can cause problems.
Books are an essential way to gain knowledge whether they are controversial or not. Thousands of books have been banned from public libraries and schools due to being deemed ‘inappropriate’ by parents, administrators, or religious leaders. Whether Americans should ban books in public libraries and schools is an often debated topic. This censorship of books is dangerous, as it restricts the American people's’ ability to access information, leaving Americans ignorant. Historically, banning books is not a new practice.
Why are Books Being Banned? There are multiple books around the world being banned. One reason books should not be banned is because books can teach a lesson. Another reason is that every book is written and published for a reason, if the publisher did not think the book was worth something or could have taught something, they would not have taken the time to publish it. Also that books can be encouraging and inspirational.
Profanity is inappropriate in a school setting so why should students be assigned to read a book that contains it? Most learn curse words at a very young age, and the foul language displayed is not used to promote vulgarity but rather to add a sense of realism to the narrative. The use of profanity is a reason why some object to The Secret Life of Bees. Ian Warwick and Peter Aggleton write about how students often feel bullied when
This person argues that certain books go against Christian values, so it should be banned, along with any similar book. The Bible, the best known Christian book, speaks of slavery, polygamy, sexism, and murder. It could be said that those are also Christian values. Children in Christian schools are exposed to that, so why shouldn’t they learn about/be exposed to other wrong behaviors, to at least think critically of them? Christian school boards should think this over before deciding to proceed further with book
If someone thinks that they might get triggered by an event that takes place in a book, then maybe they shouldn’t be in an environment like this. I’m not saying that there aren’t tragic events that occur in the books we read such as Things Fall Apart, I’m saying that I don’t believe in censoring or warning people about a book because the world we live in is much crueler than any book. I don’t want my learning experience to be altered. If a person went through a traumatic event in the past it should be on them to notify the professor before the semester starts so that way things can be handled on a more individual and personal level. College is supposed to be challenging, so I believe that it is necessary to read books that will challenge us as a reader, not only by the literary difficulty but by the content being explained.
Children and teens should be able to access literature “free of restrictions” (70). Censors of young adult literature “fail to see” the similarities between their “desires to suppress information” about sexuality, violence, and religion and the “successful attempts by dictators to control their countries’ population” (70). Countries who have tried to implement censorship are practicing control over their citizens, which is why Canada should not suppress the population from any literature. If children are told they are not able to read books they are interested in or curious about they will be deterred from pursuing leisurely reading which limits their intellectual
Banned Books are a Form of Censorship Some books are thought of as offensive and inappropriate and are being banned in libraries. Many librarians do not have the funds to keep all books in their libraries; therefore, some people think that the books that are left behind are being censored from the public. Since taxpayers are the people that keep libraries in business, they believe they should get to choose which books are banned and which ones are not. Opposing viewpoints suggest that libraries should keep any offensive books out of libraries without notifying the public. No form of censorship should be allowed in the united States, including the banning of books in libraries, schools, or any other public place.
Books are just that, books, that everyone has the choice to read or not to. Concern is understandable, as parents are still the guardian which is why permission slips to read said banned books will be put into place. Though banned books will not be entirely removed. Removal of one banned book would lead to the removal of all banned books. As almost every book has an opinion that somebody will not agree with.
The best way to get an accurate depiction of an event or time period is books. This way we can read and analyze the situation ourselves and gain our own opinion without contamination. Too many times we’re lead to believe something that isn’t the honest truth or it’s not as horrendous as we’re lead to believe and visa-versa. Perhaps that’s why books with naughty language and magic are constantly being challenged and banned; our priorities are somewhat warped and not where they should be. Perhaps, if we were to actually teach our children right from wrong, and acceptable from unacceptable we wouldn’t be so worried about what they read; But then we would also be required to hold ourselves accountable as