The short story "Too many Tamales" by Gary Soto describes the story of a girl who wants to wear her mom 's ring but thinks that it got dropped into the tamales, but her mom actually wore it the whole time. Both stories tell kids that they should not keep secrets and tell the truth instead. The book "The Bloody Souvenir" tells kids that they should tell an adult/guardian immediately before something gets worse. In the story, the narrator did not want to tell his mom what happened about his wart, so he tried to hide it up. But it gets worse and the narrator still did not want to tell his mom.
In “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Readers” by Kavitha Rao, she express her opinion on the topic that the current generation is not reading for fun. She mentions several experience she had with other people, that don 't see the benefit in reading for fun. She says that since people aren 't reading more leisure anymore they 're becoming less creative, inarticulate, have poor communication skills and low confidence, which is caused by parents forcing their kids to read, and the education system need to have students memorize textbooks and nothing else. After reading this article I find myself disagreeing with Rao on several points she made, I don’t believe the modern attitude towards reading is causing people to be self absorbed and unimaginative, she also claims that book clubs don 't encourage reading for fun, parents are forcing their children to read boring books which turned them away from reading and that the educational system is to blame for college students for being inarticulate. In the very first paragraph Rao mentions a the conversations she had with two different people, the first person say “I never read fiction” and “After what 's the point of a book if it doesn 't teach you anything.” Another person says “Fiction is not real, no?” and adds “I only like to read real stories to improve myself.” She states that many young people don 't see the benefit in read unless its to help improve themselves, or to ace a job interview.
She also helped every girl that could have been affected by Andy. This conflict affected her mentally and physically because she lost a lot of friends and had a low self esteem. The healthy thing that she did in her conflict was too stand up to Andy. Melinda in the book Speak was not the only character that handled their conflict healthily, “The Masque of the Red Death”(written by Poe) handled conflict well. The Prince was a mean
Book Banning According to the American Library Association (ALA), the request for removal of books are usually due to the contents and its age appropriateness for the students. “When I was in 6th grade, I decided to read Catcher in the Rye. My parents were fine with that, but my school sent me home for the day. This experience gave me an even greater appreciation of the power of the written word” (Reading Banned Books...). The reasoning behind why banned books today may seem good today but tomorrow this definition may change and parents and teachers will come to a situation where the beliefs and feelings towards a book will clash.
Atticus is teaching Scout not to give up because she has had a bad experience and to be a law abiding citizen even if others do not follow the law. During school Ms. Caroline who is a school teacher tells Scout to stop reading. Ms. Caroline upsets Scout which is another reason Scout does not want to return to school. Atticus explains “ If you’ll concede the necessity of going to school, we’ll go on reading every night..” (Lee 41). Atticus believes that attending school building an educated person who based their morals on information.
She had no intention of reading the book, since she saw it as a symbol. It represented the last time she saw her mother (because she was sent away to a foster family) and her brother. When her foster father, Hans Huberman, discovered the book she had brought with her, he decided to help her become literate. Together they spent hours learning the how to read as a way to comfort her when she had one of her frequent nightmares. That helped Liesel forget her fears when she had a nightmare, formed a lasting bond between the new family, and also helped her realize her thirst for words.
The first words of Maxine Kingston’s memoir: “You must not tell anyone” (1) indicates the thematic power of silence that permeates Kingston’s life. When she was young, her mother (Brave Orchid) cut the frenum of her tongue. Her mother claimed to do it because she did not want her daughter to be “tongue tied” (164), but her efforts did not seem to help Kingston who has a “terrible time talking” (165). At first, she did not recognize her silence as a problem. When she realized that she had to talk in school, “the silence became a misery” (166).
Although not many schools approves Angelou’s work because of censored content, others appreciate the ways of Angelou’s writing. She points out certain situations through racism, which many sees “her poetry becomes both political and confessional”, critic Priscilla R. Ramsey says (Bloom, 76). Ramsey also says, most readers enjoy “ her full length creative writing” rather than pointing out parts of her autobiographies are not for every type of audiences (Bloom, 76). Her most controversial writing was based on her sexulality as a young adult and she faced in her traumatic childhood. From these topics, is was what her works were almost banned in public schools and libraries (Williamson).
When the raids continued to happen in Molching Liesel would bring her books to keep herself calm. Until one day papa said “if there are more raids, keep reading in the shelter” (442). That is exactly what Liesel did, even though she was in fear she used her words to help others once again. Ironically reading has not always been an easy task for Liesel Meminger. When she arrived to Himmel Street she could barley read a sentence and now, years later she decided to write her own story.
Other parents want to protect their children from experiencing or even knowing about unhappy or unpleasant events so they decide to tell them very little about the actual reasons for the divorce. There are parents that tell their children too much about the causes of the divorce. When a parent is hurt they often want someone to talk to, so they talk to their child. This is not necessary, especially if the child is very young because they feel that they have been told that information so they would be against the other parent. Children want their parents to talk to them about the divorce but this has to be to some extent.
The role of the diary is very known and key in this book, I 'll tell you why. Young girls who keep a diary you 'd think write about the boys they like and the girls at school and the young drama that they think is life ending at the time. But Alice on the other hand wrote about her struggles, pain and what she was doing that was so wrong in her mind. She told the diary everything that happened usually on a daily basis. When Alice did drugs for the first time she didn 't tell a friend or her parents she told her diary.
If parents allow this to happen, their kids will undoubtedly execute the mistakes their parents shielded them from later in life, unaware of the consequences. Kids need to learn from their blunders the hard way, to assure they won’t make the same fault again, For instance, my mom always tells me when to begin my homework, but it makes me not want to do it. Likewise, Ron Goldblatt, executive producer of the Association of Independent Maryland Schools, emphasizes, “...it is a real problem for a parent to work against their child’s independent thought and action…” (Strauss 1). As you can see, parent involvement only causes children to want to make the errors more. Last, parent involvement may be needed by schools, but not always.
Some people say that racial slurs are why they ban some books, but most kids are gonna learn about racial slurs in their social studies class anyway. So why not let them better prepare themselves by reading a more challenging and mature book. Therefore, I believe that school board members should not ban books from the school library because, students can get more of a challenge from certain books, you also can get many life lessons from a more mature book, and students also get more of a choice which means more books to read. So I think it is completely wrong to ban books from the school