Argumentative Essay: Should Books Be Banning Books?

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To ban books or not is a rising question in America. Many authors such as Kelly Konrad and Ellen Ryan strongly believe that books should not be banned because they teach life lessons and limits freedom of speech. On the other hand, books like George Orwell’s Animal Farm have strong topics that may not suit some readers. Author Judith Krug emphasises that banning books can give people an equal opportunity. Some parents, students, and school board members think books are constantly being banned in educational facilities and libraries because of their explicit content and profanity; however; many of those same books teach important life lessons and represent freedom of speech. Many people believe that banning a book is violating their 1st Amendment right of free speech because you cannot simply limit someone to what they should read. Marjane Satrapi's autobiographical book Persepolis talks about growing up in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution that has a lot of violence and harsh subjects throughout the book. Kelly Konrad, the Author of “Banning Books is Bad And Let Me Tell You My Top 5 Reasons Why..”, says that she was both impressed with the swift action of teachers and students to get the word out, and perplexed by what initiated the removal of the book Persepolis at Chicago Public Schools (Konrad). Many books just like this one that contains explicit subjects are…show more content…
However, many of those same books teach important life lessons and represent freedom of speech. Many people believe that banning books goes against their 1st Amendment right. These books can teach life lessons to students. On the other hand, students should not be around explicit content and profanity especially in books. Banning books could lead to a different future. Reading inappropriate books might change our course of history. Will your favorite book be

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