By examining the profanity, racial content, and references to rape, it’s deemed inappropriate for teens to read and is banned from several school libraries and lessons in school. Does the moral lesson of the story outweigh the so called inappropriate content of the book? Many people would agree with me if I said that To Kill a Mockingbird has a lesson in the story that every child should read and learn
As she faced the Palo Verde Unified School District board of trustees, the 9-year-old victim stepped up the mike and shared, “I’ve been getting bullied and pushed around at lunch. These four girls, they make fun of my speech. This has been happening for a long time. I’ve been telling teachers but they wouldn’t do [any]thing. I went to the Vice Principal, which is Ms. Massanelli and I told my mom I want to go to school, but my mom said if those girls don’t stop, that I’m not going to
To Kill a Mockingbird is one of those books that almost everyone reads at some point in their lives. Whether you've been forced to read it at school, or you've had a look because everyone's been urging you to, most people have their own personal experience of reading Mockingbird. The book is about Atticus Finch, who appears as an unconventional hero and role model due to his morality rather than his physical ability. The theme of morals is apparent throughout the whole novel, especially in relation to religion and perception of sin. Take Mrs. Dubose, a recovering morphine addict: she vows that she'll die beholden to nothing and nobody.
Once she went home and told her father, he went out and bought the same pieces that were played in her class and worked with her to try and get her to understand, but nothing was working. This continued all her life, and she had to endure concerts and musicals that her friends and family wanted her to go to because none of them really believed her when she said that she didn 't understand music and that it was extremely unpleasant to listen to. What they figured out later, however, was that she had a form of amusia called dystimbria. This is where musical tunes are perceived as irritating or unpleasant noises. Another example of this is is a man who heard music as screeching car (Oliver Sacks).
This has lead many schools and educational institutions to question whether the book is appropriate to be in class curriculums, and has even sparked outrage from parents claiming that they will not allow their children to read the book’s stirring content. By researching the effects of graphic literature on young minds, it has become clear that although the questioned content within this novel definitely hold merits and contributes to the context of a 1960’s mental ward, One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest should be prohibited from all high school curriculums because its violent and inappropriate depictions contribute to the adoption of damaging and violent behavior by students alike. One Flew
While reading Freedom Summer I learned about a period in history that I did not learn about previously in other history classes. In my history classes my teachers mainly talked about Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks but they never really talked about the Little Rock Nine students who were always bulled and picked on when they went to an all white school. After reading about this it made me realize that students of African American descent still face discrimination when they are in school. African American students seem to get labeled as “bad kids” and they get suspended at different levels in comparison to white students. This is a form of discrimination because if a punishment is given then it should be equal, and a person who is of color should not face harder punishment in comparison to a person who is not of color if both of those people committed the same
Cassie was also upset at the words that were said in the book about blacks. Cassie confronted the teacher so did little man and she was not having it so they both got whipped. To stand up with her brother because she thought it was wrong to she said, ¨Miz Crocker,¨ I said,¨I don´t want my book neither.¨(Taylor, 27). This quote shows that Cassie is brave and will do anything for her family and she didn 't think it was right what it says in the book and how they got the throw away books the ones that the white kids messed up from new white to poor black.Not only did Cassie stand up to her teacher but she also helped T.J. even though he hurt their family in the past. Close to the end of the story T.J. and his white ¨ friends ¨ robbed the wallaces an took the pearl
8 A Choir Teacher Told Shakira She Sounded Like A Goat Shakira started writing poetry on a typewriter at the age of seven and by the time she was eight she had already written her first song. But she struggled at her Catholic school; she enjoyed entertaining her friends and the nuns with her singing but she was often sent out of class for being being disruptive and hyperactive. She was also rejected from the school choir because her vibrato (which would later become her trademark) was considered to be too strong. The music teacher remarked that Shakira sounded “like a goat” when she sang. "It sounds comic now, but back then it was very traumatizing," she said.
Differences between people have been around since the begin of mankind, they have started great disasters such as every war ever started, deaths, and sometimes disappears. In the nonfiction passage Confetti Girl, by Diana Lopez, and the nonfiction text from Tortilla Sun, by Jennifer Cervantes, both the narrator's point of views differ from those of their parents, therefore creating conflict between each other. In Confetti Girl, the narrator is the little girl that feels her father is ignoring her because he cares too much about literature. In Tortilla Sun the other little girl feels her mother cares only about getting her degree and is not concerned about the needs of the girl. In Diana’s story the tension is created when the girl is not treated the way she was used to, and when her father is not listening to her conversation, in Jennifer’s story tension rises when things don't go the right way, and when bad news is given.
Previously published children’s literature on the Viet Nam/American War struggled with depicting war’s horrors while avoiding traumatizing young readers. Some books simplified the historical and political context of the war and presented a message of hope and friendship, resulting in the representation of the Vietnamese as victims in need of American assistance. This gesture is nowhere more exemplified than in Angel Child, Dragon Child (1989), story by Michele Maria Surat and pictures by Vo-Dinh Mai. In this picture book, the protagonist Ut and her sisters are in the States without their mother. The children are ridiculed by other students for the way they speak and dress.
Everyone has to deal with coming of age but it happens differently for everyone. It could be having to learn to be independent or learning that no one is perfect. In To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee shows off the theme of coming of age pretty well. The book tells a story of a young girl 's life and how some things aren’t as you imagine them. She always thought one of her neighbors was a creepy old man who never comes out of his house but in reality he was just afraid of society and what’s currently going on.
Schools shouldn’t have the right to ban books. Many teachers have been fired for teaching the students about a book that has been banned. Some teachers get fired for even having banned books in their classroom. A teacher from South Carolina got fired for telling the students about the book “Ender’s Game.” This book has been banned from schools because there were many racial slurs, and profound language. Ender’s Game, has been banned in many schools.