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
Books are an essential way to gain knowledge whether they are controversial or not. Thousands of books have been banned from public libraries and schools due to being deemed ‘inappropriate’ by parents, administrators, or religious leaders. Whether Americans should ban books in public libraries and schools is an often debated topic. This censorship of books is dangerous, as it restricts the American people's’ ability to access information, leaving Americans ignorant. Historically, banning books is not a new practice.
This causes the readers to realize things about themselves in a negative way. This would not be good at all because at that age stress and depression occurs the most other than for adults, but these teens feel that it’s worse than adults. Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan was banned in California by not just one school, but two. In 1992 in California Killing Mr. Griffin was removed at Bonsall Middle School’s eighth-grade reading list due to its violence and profanity. In 1998 in California the book was challenged at Sinnott Elementary School in Milpitas because it contained language.
Abstract The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian deals with the story of a teenager born and brought up in the Spokane Indian reservation in Wellpinit. His life gets a jolt during his schooling at the reservation school which landed him in total transformation of his life. The turning point in his life happened with the advice and counseling from his teacher Mr. P who was accidently hit by the book that the protagonist had threw out of rage.
And he did, by transferring from the school in the rez, to the all white school in Reardan, which was 22 miles away. Sherman Alexie uses his personal cultural experiences to form the character Junior in the novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part - Time Indian. Junior grows up on the Spokane Indian Reservation just like his author. Like Alexie, Junior also has medical problems he has to face, wants a better education which causes a loss for Junior, and the struggle of alcohol abuse with friends and family members. Sherman Alexie’s mother and father are both indians.
“Censorship is the tool of those who have the need to hide actualities from themselves and from others. Their fear is only their inability to face what is real, and I can’t vent any anger against them, I only feel this appalling sadness. Somewhere, in their upbringing, they were shielded against the total facts of our existence. They were only taught to look one way when many ways exist” (Flood). Censorship is the suppression or prohibition of any parts of books, films, news, that are considered obscene, politically acceptable, or a threat in security.
Many parents say that the Outsiders has too much violence. Also it has too much death and fights that teenagers don’t need to learn at school. The book The Outsiders is a bad influence on Junior high students. So therefor 7th graders should not read The Outsiders. The first reason that the outsiders should be ban because there is too much fights and people getting jumped in the book Outsiders.
We live in such society where beliefs about everything have been rooted by superstitious norms and values. People ashamed while talking about the sex and don’t want to talk by thinking that what images they would have in their society if they talk openly in this topic or rather they think that talking on this topic will down their prestige in society. Since a long time sex education has been a great challenge in regarding whether to consider it in school education or not. There had been many disputes about it. It’s because our Nepali traditional society believes that including sex education in high school education will destroy their children’s character and morality as per them it make them aware about sexual intercourse and they try to do it with practice.
I’d like to put it that way. I am always curious that how come “Norwegian Wood” never appears on the official recommended booklist, since lots of teenagers are facing the similar kind of problem that the characters of this book do. Some teachers told me that this book is highly “inappropriate” for us young adults to read since it contains many “sensitive” information, like detailed descriptions of sex. I do agree that the details of love-making process are somehow controversial, but under specific context, the descriptions of sex are just too natural to be sexual. Far from being gross, the details of sex presented in “Norwegian Wood” are
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