Through this book i felt as though it was okay to be confused and look beyond the horizon. Unfortunately, many students are placed at a disadvantage due to censorship. The individuals responsible for banning books support their logic by allegedly stating “it’s for the protection of the youth”. This concept has proven to be completely false considering that many books are banned because of racial themes, alternative lifestyles, profanity, sex, violence, negativity, and religious views. While they continue to accept the concept of protecting the youth, many students are subjected to these exact topics throughout their high school experience.
Books are just that, books, that everyone has the choice to read or not to. Concern is understandable, as parents are still the guardian which is why permission slips to read said banned books will be put into place. Though banned books will not be entirely removed. Removal of one banned book would lead to the removal of all banned books. As almost every book has an opinion that somebody will not agree with.
People can trust their friends because they know what pressures them and what makes them happy, so basically they can cheer them up when they really need it. In the book, it states “...she laughed. So I tore the original piece of paper up and threw it away. [After that] Siobhan apologized. This explains that people should always trust a friend because they would not do anything to hurt you and if they do they will try their best to fix it.
Some teachers and librarians believe that scarce funds would be wasted on books that will be questioned (Day, 1). Often those who fight literature are against: homosexuality, Darwin’s Theory and several other topics (First Amendment, 1). Religion can be used as a cause to censor certain information in text books (Day, 2). Operation Rescue is a Christian organization that protests various books. There are many groups that advocate censorship on both sides of the political spectrum.
Her greatest fear in this struggles was the ability to lose control over the influences school versus home played in writing. She would always go back and second guess herself in making sure that her views were not conflicting with the other so much that it stood out, which would confuse her. She grew up learning that these conflicts of interest in political views should not happen. Min-Zhan Lu says “Despite my parents ' and teachers ' attempts to keep home and school discrete, the internal conflict between the two discourses continued whenever I read or wrote. Although I tried to suppress the voice of one discourse in the name of the other, having to speak aloud in the voice I had just silenced each time I crossed the boundary kept both voices active in my mind.
The best way to get an accurate depiction of an event or time period is books. This way we can read and analyze the situation ourselves and gain our own opinion without contamination. Too many times we’re lead to believe something that isn’t the honest truth or it’s not as horrendous as we’re lead to believe and visa-versa. Perhaps that’s why books with naughty language and magic are constantly being challenged and banned; our priorities are somewhat warped and not where they should be. Perhaps, if we were to actually teach our children right from wrong, and acceptable from unacceptable we wouldn’t be so worried about what they read;
The banning and censorship of books has been going on for a long time and it is provoked by people who think a certain literature piece is not appropriate. I am here to inform you about why the choices of someone that you don 't even know about, can affect you. A person 's decision impacts others by preventing readers from reading what the want or by inspiring the reader through ideas in their books. I agree with Ron Charles when he writes “We never know when a young person will read something and think, “Wow, i 'm not as alone as I thought I was.” I agree because I also feel a connection when I read.
On the issue of banning books, it seems that the parents know the right things and others do not. In reality every book read in a high school, a parent is always going to state why the child should not read such and such a book. It 's simply opinionated. I believe that if a book has some good moral or is taught in a manner that projects good morality then it should be allowed to be part of the school 's
Censors may say that it only teaches kids bad things and will give them the wrong idea. However, the “bad things” in the book can be used as examples of what not to do, so it turns into a good lesson for middle schoolers. And, the story has a good moral so no one should keep that from middle schoolers. According to Allison McDonald on scholastic.com, “Censorship is not protecting your children; rather, it's merely a way to avoid lessons you could be teaching them no matter what your beliefs may be. Instead, read these books with your kids and explain why you agree or disagree with the content.
“Having the freedom to read and the freedom to choose is one of the best gifts my parents ever gave me,” Judy Blume. The issue is there are both pros and cons upon banning and challenging books. Some people may be all for it and believe their children should not be exposed to realism that comes from books ‘trying to protect them.’ What ever happened to the freedom of speech? Books are constantly challenged or even banned.