Pros And Cons Of Banned Books

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Banned Books: Good or Bad? Banned Books Week has been during the last week of September, dating back to 1982 (Glencoe Public Library). There have been multiple banned or challenged books around the world. For example, To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee has been banned by a public school in Mississippi because it makes people feel uncomfortable while reading. 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 book has violence of choking, hitting, and raping which are some reasons the book was banned. These topics make some students uncomfortable and have the right to learn about something else. Harper Lee states, “I guess it ain’t your fault if Uncle Atticus is a n****r-lover besides, but I’m here to tell you it certainly does mortify the rest of the family” (Lee 85). Throughout the book, there are many times the “N-word” has been used. Some parents believe that calling
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