However, their parents might not want them to read it, therefore, parents should know what books their children are reading that year before the children get exposed to it. “Books in the young adult genre often contain adult themes that young people aren’t ready to experience” (Banned Books- Top 3 Pros and Cons). Some books in public libraries include inappropriate topics for children that are younger. Parents would like for their young kids not to learn about violence or drug use until they are older. “Keeping books with inappropriate content out of libraries protects kids,
Many books have been banned for not being age appropriate, as can be seen in the article “Schools and Censorship: Banned Books” “1,256 [books] were challenged to material considered non age-appropriate or unsuited to age group.” On the other hand, some people think that children should be restricted in their book choice. An example is in the article by Kurt Vonnegut “… our responsibility to decide what books our children are going to… read in our community.” Children should have the freedom to choose which books they want to read. We should trust our children to make good book choices, most of them are mature enough to understand books above their age level and which books are right for them. Children shouldn’t be restricted from the books they like and choose to read. Children are smart enough to decide for themselves what they read.
For example, if one book was banned and people prefered that book, it can make the community furious. However, I believe books should not be censored in school libraries. Just because one parent doesn’t want something for their child doesn’t mean other kids should be prohibited from reading that book. If one parent may not like something they could
“In 2013, 419 books were challenged from the topics of sexually explicit to anti-ethnic,” (Crum). Speech and press are freedom’s given as citizens of the United States, but taken away when books are banned. Keeping children from living and learning by banning books does not further their education. Parents are guardians of their children and have the authority to tell if a book is unfit for their child. Some people believe books should not be banned in schools and libraries because taking away the First Amendment right, by banning books is not right.
Is today’s youth truly benefiting from school curriculums banning books? For many parents there kids innocence is more than often a top priority, but due to the growing public more and more are being exposed to explicit content. Through ideas such as the internet and other media, it has become increasingly easy to obtain this content. However, this does not mean that being able to obtain this content should be available everywhere. Although the novel In Cold Blood written by Truman Capote accurately portrays present day investigations on murder, it should be banned from school curriculums for young teens because of its explicit content.
When you writing a book that is very controversial that it is meant for young adults and children of course you going to be in the middle/center of everything. You cannot make public libraries, school districts, and even parents change this mind about a book that they don’t want their children to read. I know I might have repeat myself about parents letting their children read what they think their children to read because some parents don’t want them to be expose to something that they are going to be too unsuitable. At the end, Blume understands what the parents and teachers are trying to say when she gave one of her friend’s daughter a book that title “The Stupid Book” by James Marshall, and the mother was like no I don’t want my kid to say words that are bad for their vocabulary
Even though a lot of people believe that Jeannette is not a good school, and that they do not teach us the necessary components to get us to learn, just like in Sherman Alexie's reading, but we have shown people that they are wrong, and that we have some of the best kids in the school around the area. I would have never thought that having my dad read to me would get me to the point i am right now with my literacy experience, and that I would still love reading to this day, having the book collection that I do now. I love reading, and I wish more children nowadays would get into reading as kids use to
However, plenty of parents feel [look at article to see the support of book banning] that certain ideas should not be taught to their children, especially when the ideas conflict with their personal beliefs and interests. Plenty of parents have succeeded in removing these subjectively distasteful books from their children’s school’s shelves and reading lists but concerns about what book banning actually does to the students who aren’t allowed to read them have arisen. Paul Ringer, author of “How Banning Books Marginalizes Children," states that, “When we say, ‘This book is inappropriate,’ we’re telling those children ‘your situation … your family … your life is inappropriate.” Banning books sends the wrong message to those who share experiences with the topic of the book and shelters the themes from students who may need them. While parental concerns and opinions about
At one point in time, over 7,220 books have been challenged to be banned. Though these books have been removed for the safety of children, not all books should be banned for many reasons. These include the fact that banning books is infringing on the First Amendment, keeping children from understanding the real world, and, even though there are many reasons for book banning, not banning books could help a student’s education and can even work against itself. Banning a book from a school or public library could go against a person’s First Amendment of the freedom of press. The First Amendment states, “…abridging the freedom of speech or of press…” When a book is banned, it is denying the freedom of an author to express him or herself and is denying a person the right to access that book.
The topic is if schools should ban books, well I kind of get why teachers and professors would want to get rid of books but think about the students you're taking away good books from them. Sure there might be things that might not be as suitable for the kids, but sometimes they're going to have to run into bad things in the books. I ran into a book and my mom didn't want me to read it, I didn't, so basically what i'm trying to say is their parents should handle what they read. The books should have labels that tell you the level it is and what the book is about on the back. In this prompt i'm going to give you three reasons why teachers shouldn't ban books and why.