Banning Books In Schools: A Case Study

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“In 2013, 419 books were challenged from the topics of sexually explicit to anti-ethnic,” (Crum). Speech and press are freedom’s given as citizens of the United States, but taken away when books are banned. Keeping children from living and learning by banning books does not further their education. Parents are guardians of their children and have the authority to tell if a book is unfit for their child. Some people believe books should not be banned in schools and libraries because taking away the First Amendment right, by banning books is not right.
First, the freedom of speech and press is taken away when books are banned. To begin, “When librarians and teachers reject works that may be ‘emotionally inappropriate’ for children, they’re adhering to the traditional and mostly prevailing view that children’s literature should avoid controversial topics,” (Ringel). Keeping children from using their voice
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