This quote is important because it was using an idiom and some young students might think they have to actually walk in someone 's skin to get to know a person. This connects to banned books because a lot of young students might go ask their parents if walking in someone 's skin is how you get to know a person and then the parents of these students will call the school and complain about what they taught their child. This again is where banning books come into place.Certain books have too much inappropriate stuff and students may learn too much inappropriate stuff from these
Having books with adult topics in school libraries eliminates the choice the parent has over the child when it comes to mature topics. In addition to this, “numerous studies on the use of graphic material by students indicate negative psychological effects" (ProCon.org). Mature books can have negative impacts to children if they are read at too early of an age. Some of these banned books however, can contribute to young minds and develop strong moral values as they continue to grow. For example, To Kill a Mockingbird is a book that has recently been banned in certain school systems due to harsh racial slurs.
Every child deserves a proper education. Banned books are depriving students of a well rounded, culturally aware, literary education because of the culture that is discarded, the history that is being withheld, and the education that young people could get through these banned books. The point of history is to learn from it and learn from others mistakes, but how can we do that if we are not allowed to learn it. As teachers shouldn’t you be teaching us how to make judgment calls like understanding that Mark Twain was a racist, but a man of his time and that doesn’t change him being an amazing writer. We cannot learn things such as that if we cannot even read most of Mark Twain’s books.
Although it has been considered a classic literature by several readers, the novel still remains in the top list of the banned books. The novel’s profanity, racial content, and its references to rape have provoked many readers to challenge the novel and lead to its removal from school classrooms and libraries. Many readers have disagreed to letting the novel be used in the classroom due to its vulgar language that is evident throughout the book. Expressions such as ‘nigger’ and ‘damn’ are used repeatedly which most find extremely offensive especially to young readers. The fact that the characters in the book are children and are the ones using the profane phrases has left many questioning the novel and not wanting their children to find such expressions as acceptable (Why Was it
“over 1500 books are challenged becuase of “explisit” sexcual content..” (“Banned and challenged books by the numbers”). (12 infographics about banned and challenged books). Books are one of the best sources for information Kids are missing out on the great quality of books that have/will be banned. “Parents who don 't like specific books can have their kids "opt out" of an assignment without infringing on the rights of others. The National Coalition against Censorship explained that "Even books or materials that many find 'objectionable ' may have educational value, and the decision about what to use in the classroom should be based on professional judgments and standards, not individual preferences."
The appropriateness of Huck Finn being used in a High School curriculum has been a widely debated topic since the time that it was published. Many believe that the book promotes racism and stereotypes and provides no value to students in the classroom. Being a High School student that has read this book, I strongly disagree with these negative views. Some might say that Huck Finn celebrates racist stereotypes because of the way that many of the characters in the book talk about and treat black people. For example, minstrel episodes, which served the purpose of making the audience laugh at minorities’ expense, and the frequent use of the ‘N’ word, are very offensive to many people today.
In addition, people celebrate Banned Books Week in libraries or special events. Some books are banned in schools and libraries because they contain uncomfortable topics or offensive language; however, some people believe banned books are worth reading because they incorporate life lessons that students can learn from. First, To Kill A Mockingbird has been banned numerous times in different school systems. In 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2016, it has been banned by parents due to the the uncomfortable use of the “N-word” or the books racism (Devoe). In To Kill A Mockingbird, it says, “He choked you, he hit you, then he raped you, that right”(Lee 190)?
The novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower has been challenged or banned in many schools. Parents are cautious for their children to read this novel mainly because of the disputed topics throughout the book. Many parents do not want their children reading about homosexuality, rape, and suicide. However, others argue that within these controversial topics there are many educational keynotes which can be made. Stephen Chbosky is a graduate from the University of Southern California’s filmic writing program.
Unfortunately, a lot of people didn't see it as that because the use of the G-word was the most popular reason when you heard why the book was being banned. Now, in my opinion, I would think that it would come from a lot of Christian schools due to not being able to use the G-word since its against the ten commandments but it should ultimately be up to the parents cause if they don't want their kid reading it then they should be able to pick another book that the school has choosing as an alternate book to make everyone happy. In 2016 a school attempted to make of mice of men only available for small groups that had their parents permission in 9th-grade English classes in Coeur d'Alene Idaho. The way they use profanity and how they use the word god is something some people saw unacceptable. They also found that since it was set during the great depression that is was too negative of a book.
When children enjoy books, it improves their vocabulary, and it teaches them life lessons. Moreover, it takes away a citizen 's first amendment and the right to free speech. Lastly, the series, Harry Potter has inappropriate topics that led it to being banned like magic, sorcery, and witchcraft. Some books are frequently banned in schools because they contain profanity/slurs, and explicit content; however, some people argue that these precisely same books are worth reading because they teach extremely crucial life lessons, and defends the First Amendment. There are multiple reasons why parents are banning books.