“Books in the young adult genre often contain adult themes that young people aren’t ready to experience” (Banned Books- Top 3 Pros and Cons). Some books in public libraries include inappropriate topics for children that are younger. Parents would like for their young kids not to learn about violence or drug use until they are older. “Keeping books with inappropriate content out of libraries protects kids,
However, I believe books should not be censored in school libraries. Just because one parent doesn’t want something for their child doesn’t mean other kids should be prohibited from reading that book. If one parent may not like something they could
Alan Gribben, the editor of the new edition, asserts, “Seems to me I'm doing something constructive by simply eliminating a word that's a clear barrier for many people”. However, the word ‘nigger’ itself does not cause any problems; it’s the intolerance of people exposed to it that makes the word secluded from society. The setting where this issue is most prominent is in high school classrooms. While the use of ‘nigger’ may cause inappropriate behavior by mischievous students, the censorship does more harm than good. It would prevent readers from understanding the word’s prior applications.
Is banning books the best idea? Banning books limits children’s reading interest, including religiously. The banning of textbooks with religion in them shows this, the fact that literature helps young people feel as if they are not alone in the world helps with reading interest, as does the fact that literature can help provide a neutral way to start a conversation. Parents shouldn’t be allowed to take away children’s availability to read a certain book just because they don’t want their kid reading a book. Reading creates a virtual reality for kids, and just because you may not like something does not give you the right to take it away from everyone.
It is evident that censorship is widely common in school. Some books are banned from school libraries due to content, while others are banned from being read in English classes. "Censorship is particularly harmful in the schools because it prevents students with inquiring minds from exploring the world, seeking truth and reason, and stretching their intellectual capacities, and becoming
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.
At one point in time, over 7,220 books have been challenged to be banned. Though these books have been removed for the safety of children, not all books should be banned for many reasons. These include the fact that banning books is infringing on the First Amendment, keeping children from understanding the real world, and, even though there are many reasons for book banning, not banning books could help a student’s education and can even work against itself. Banning a book from a school or public library could go against a person’s First Amendment of the freedom of press.
The novel’s protagonist is a young boy who causes a lot of trouble and sets a bad example for other students reading. If this novel continues to be taught at schools it could confuse the reader in knowing what is right and wrong in real
Many books have been banned for not being age appropriate, as can be seen in the article “Schools and Censorship: Banned Books” “1,256 [books] were challenged to material considered non age-appropriate or unsuited to age group.” On the other hand, some people think that children should be restricted in their book choice. An example is in the article by Kurt Vonnegut “… our responsibility to decide what books our children are going to… read in our community.” Children should have the freedom to choose which books they want to read. We should trust our children to make good book choices, most of them are mature enough to understand books above their age level and which books are right for them.
Would you want anyone to ban books so you couldn’t further your education? School Board members should not ban certain books 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. One reason I believe school board members should not ban books is because it gives students more of a challenge. For example, teachers like to challenge kids to read above their grade level and reading more mature books will get them there. However, how will they get assigned harder or more challenging books if those kinds of books are banned from the school library.
Fahrenheit 451 is ironically banned in many schools, but why would someone ban a book that promotes individuality and respecting knowledge? Fahrenheit 451 emphasizes on important topics that every teen should have the possibility to learn and read about. The main theme that is primarily connected to this book is censorship. In Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury makes it a point that regular people aren 't allowed to read books. I think it is important for teens to read this book because it allows the readers to see how important it is for people to stand up for what they think is good for them, even if it isn 't accepted by society.
Banning books would deprive children of a real education about the world. If children don 't know about the world and what other people say and think or what others ' cultures and beliefs are how could they possibly grow to be informed, intelligent, and well-rounded individuals? True, some texts may promote damaging lifestyles to young minds, but again parents and teachers are more than capable of teaching their children what is right and not allowing their children to be exposed to harmful content with age restrictions. You can always teach your kids to be smart and make right choices. If they grow up believing certain things because they only have one narrow perspective, how will they be able to learn who they truly are as a person or what they really believe as a person?
Book Banning I think that the root problem with the book banning/burning was the level of maturity in the certain individuals affected. Both of these books were not made for children. I think the people in charge that banned Mr Vonnegurt’s book could have done better with their solution and the people at the Biloxi school came up with an adequate solution to the problem. An example is the book by Kurt Vonnegut, but they were still taught in the classroom.
Shatoni Madison February 3.2016 Writing Wednesday Recently, several English teachers have decided to teach a certain book to their classes that contains questionable material normally not allowed in schools, including poor language, sexuality, and violence. They claim that the book has many redeeming qualities about it, and also is a great tool for teaching students reading and analytical skills. In my opinion, teachers should be permitted to teach these questionable book to their students. If an author's work was to be tampered with I feel as if many books will lose their value and or the meaning the author was trying to convey.