Censorship of books is common and a real problem. Censorship is another word for banning, the government/libraries/schools are keeping these books away from the public. Students should be able to read what they please, and they should not be stopped from doing
Restricting books In today’s society, banning books has become a recurring issue. Books are being banned for various reasons such as containing racial content, extreme violence, and even religious affiliation. I personally do not agree with the schools restricting our knowledge by limiting us to what we can and cannot read. Giving schools the ability to restrict books from being on library shelves combats with our first amendment right, which states “congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press." School libraries should not be able to restrict access to controversial books because it limits student’s knowledge of ideas that reflect the past and conceptual life lessons.
“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."
There are countless reasons that everybody should know why books are being banned all over the world! One of the reasons is that parents do not want their children to be exposed to inappropriate topics. Moreover, some books discusses topics that people object to like dark arts and homosexuality. However, there are also reasons why books should not be banned. When children enjoy books, it improves their vocabulary, and it teaches them life lessons.
There are many books with usage of profanity and slurs, and many people have accepted it as okay, but many find it as a disgrace. One argument that book enthusiasts often bring up is that the very books that are being banned and challenged teach great lessons to children and even adults around the world. Children should also learn to face these explicit things at a young age because they need to prepare for those things when they are older is another belief of many people. Many people believe that banning books is unnecessary, while others--especially parents--think the content should be kept unseen by their children. Many parents believe that their children should not be unprotected from explicit content.
To Kill a Mockingbird should still be taught in school systems, and should not be a banned book because the novel focuses on a part of history that should not be ignored. Just because history is harsh and not always the most pleasant thing to learn about, does not mean that we can ignore it. Kenya Down with PBS said, “Being uncomfortable with history is not means to change it; people need to figure out how to confront issues.” Down also mentioned how Lee’s book is one of the most banned books
Teachers could have students read books that discuss the same thing as Fahrenheit 451 but doesn't use all the bad language and talk. Kassia Micek wrote an article called “Parent Criticizes book ‘Fahrenheit 451’. In the article parents state that this book talks about things students should not be encouraged to discuss in school. Alton Verm, a parent of a child reading the book made comments on the book like “its filled with all kinds of filth and how the words used in the book do not need to be brought out in class.” Verm asks the question, “how can the school punish students for using bad language, yet require them to read a book with bad language and morals in it?”
It would prevent readers from understanding the word’s prior applications. When presented in Huck Finn, the presence of it allows students to be educated about the its negative connotation, both historically and in the present. One typical complaint by students and teachers is that the use of the word ‘nigger’ causes discomfort. Francine Prose of the New York Times claims this discomfort by learners can be transformed into a constructive lesson about tolerance through conversation. She writes, “The understandable discomfort the word ‘nigger’ causes students and teachers is part of a conversation; part of the point of reading that book in school is to have that conversation.” The original version of Huck Finn forces readers to encounter attitudes and behavior that would not be acceptable today, which could lead to a more constructive learning environment
Fahrenheit 451 is a book of warning. It is a reminder that we need knowledge to survive, and we need people who crave this knowledge to take over in generations to come. We need knowledge to combat ignorance and we get this knowledge from reading books and listening to other people's opinions. It is a warning of what might happen if we were to let the ignorance win, and a warning to never let this happen. It is a warning that what we have is valuable and a reminder to never take that for granted.
Ever heard of books being banned? If so, did the news affect you, probably not at first but eventually the change will be remarkably noticeable. Say goodbye to straightforward information, rights, and useful instruction. All people have rights in the world and one of those rights is to read. Banning books should be prohibited because each person should be able to read whatever they need to, or desire to.
This manual will help you understand when to rebel, when to conform, and the consequences of these choices. While these are tricky issues to understand at first, this manual will guide you towards what a society should learn and understand just as we Book People have. Individuals should conform to the law when it supports the common good of the people but rebel against the law when it infringes on basic human rights. Conformity leads to a sense of powerlessness,